Brazil places up for grabs, insists Roy

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Manager Roy Hodgson has told the likes of Gareth Barry and Adam Johnson not to give up on making his England squad for the World Cup - despite being overlooked for Wednesday’s friendly against Denmark.

Southampton defender Luke Shaw has been called-up for the first time as he looks to challenge Ashley Cole and Leighton Baines for the left-back berth.

Cardiff captain Steven Caulker is also included, with young midfield duo Ross Barkley, who had a loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday last season, and Raheem Sterling given another chance to impress.

But for those players who have not made Hodgson’s latest squad, the England manager has challenged them to work their way into his thinking.

“This is not the 30 from which the 23 will absolutely be chosen,” he said.

“It is possible for players who are not in there to push in. That is the message I’m keen to put over.

“It would be foolish in March to give a definitive 30-man squad.

England squad to face Denmark:

Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster (Celtic), Ben Foster (West Brom), Joe Hart (Manchester City), John Ruddy (Norwich)

Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Steven Caulker (Cardiff), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Luke Shaw (Southampton), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Kyle Walker (Tottenham)

Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Everton), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Southampton), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), James Milner (Manchester City), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Andros Townsend (Tottenham), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)

Forwards: Jermain Defoe (Toronto FC), Rickie Lambert (Southampton), Jay Rodriguez (Southampton), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Danny Welbeck (Manchester United).