England World Cup Squad: Ross Barkley Included in Youthful Squad

England have been drawn in Group D at the World Cup in Brazil alongside Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica.

updated: May 12, 2014 19:28 IST
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London: Everton breakthrough star Ross Barkley, 20, was named in a youthful England World Cup squad on Monday, but Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick only made the standby list.

Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole announced his international retirement on Sunday after being informed by England manager Roy Hodgson that he would not be selected and 18-year-old Southampton defender Luke Shaw took his place.

Liverpool's 19-year-old winger Raheem Sterling was the second teenager in a squad that featured only six players with previous World Cup experience.

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