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Last Updated: Wednesday June 02 2010 11:00 GMT

In pics: England squad by numbers

Goalkeeper David James

Number 1: Goalkeeper David James is the oldest man on the England squad at 39.

Glen Johsnon

Number 2: Former West Ham, Chelsea and Portsmouth footbller Glen Johnson has grown under Capello's wing at Wembley.

Ashley Cole

Number 3: Ashley Cole's been playing well for Chelsea, and Capello has included him in the World Cup squad 2010.

Steven Gerrard

Number 4: Steven Gerrard's had a disappointing season with Liverpool and is desperate for World Cup glory.

Rio Ferdinand

Number 5: Rio was England's World Cup captain but he's been injured and he can't play. Fabio Capello is choosing a replacement.

Chelsea's John Terry

Number 6: After winning the Premier League with Chelsea, John Terry is hoping for similar success at the World Cup.

Aaron Lennon

Number 7: It has taken a while for Aaron Lennon to start living up to the expectations he raised in Germany but now the Spurs midfielder has started to show some real flair.

Frank Lampard

Number 8: Terry's Chelsea team mate Frank Lampard is also in the squad.

Peter Crouch

Number 9: Peter Crouch became famous in the 2006 World Cup for his celebrating robot dance!

Wayne Rooney

Number 10: Wayne Rooney's hoping to forget memories of the last World Cup in 2006 which ended with him being sent off.

Joe Cole

Number 11: Joe Cole helped his team Chelsea win the English Premier League last season.

Robert Green

Number 12: Robert Green has been picked for the England World Cup squad, and he'll be in goal alongside David James and Joe Hart.

Stephen Warnock

Number 13: Stephen Warnock began his career at Liverpool.

Gareth Barry

Number 14: Gareth Barry has managed to overcome his ankle ligament injury to make the squad.

Matthew Upson

Number 15: West Ham defender Matthew Upson has made himself into a Capello favourite and he's regular in every squad he selects.

James Milner

Number 16: James Milner replaced Wayne Rooney as the youngest scorer in Premier League history when he scored for Leeds against Sunderland at 16-years-old.

Shaun Wright-Philips

Number 17: Shaun Wright-Philips is a midfielder for Manchester City, and Capello has picked him to be part of the squad.

Jamie Carragher

Number 18: Jamie Carragher retired from international footy in 2007 but is back in the squad partly because other players are out with injuries.

Jermain Defoe

Number 19: Jermain Defoe is a forward for Tottenham and Capello's picked him for the England squad.

Ledley King

Number 20: Defender Ledley King has been picked for the squad even though his knee often plays up, and he may not be able to play more than five games.

Emile Heskey

Number 21: Emile Heskey is one of the forwards going to South Africa. He's had a tricky England career but it looks like he's back in Capello's good books.

Michael Carrick

Number 22: Carrick's experience of Champions League football at the highest level will help prepare him for the World Cup.

Joe Hart

Number 23: Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart will be joining the rest of the England team in South Africa.