England confirm squad date

  • Last Updated: April 30 2014, 12:00 BST

England manager Roy Hodgson will name his World Cup squad on Monday, May 12 at Vauxhall HQ in Luton.

Roy Hodgson: Close to naming his World Cup squad
Roy Hodgson: Close to naming his World Cup squad

Competition for places on the plane to Brazil 2014 continues as the Premier League season nears a dramatic climax, although Hodgson hinted on Tuesday his selections were all but made.

Two players ruled out of the running are Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez and Arsenal forward Theo Walcott as they recover from serious knee injuries, while Tottenham winger Andros Townsend (ankle) and Everton defender Phil Jagielka (hamstring) are fighting to prove their fitness and put their names forward.

Club England managing director Adrian Bevington said: "We have enjoyed an extremely close relationship with Vauxhall since they became England sponsor three years ago, and this is a fine example of that.

"This will be an important day for Roy and the players ahead of an exciting summer in Brazil. It is always a day of interest to the whole country, and we're glad we can share it with Vauxhall."

England have been drawn in Group D alongside Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica and kick off their campaign against Cesare Prandelli's Italy in the Amazonian city of Manaus on June 14.