Sterling, Shelvey and Zaha make England squad
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Ashley Cole is poised to become the seventh player to win 100 England caps after being named in Roy Hodgson's squad for next week's friendly with Brazil at Wembley.

Cole was included in a 24-strong squad announced by Hodgson, which also features emerging talents Raheem Sterling, Jonjo Shelvey and Wilfried Zaha.

However, there was no place for Tottenham Hotspur's Scott Parker, fit again after coming back from UEFA EURO 2012 with an Achilles injury.

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, who won his 100th England cap against Sweden in November, retained the captaincy and fellow experienced midfielder Frank Lampard was also included in the squad.

England squad
Goalkeepers:
Jack Butland (Birmingham City), Joe Hart (Manchester City)

Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Joleon Lescott (Manchester City), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)

Midfielders: Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham Hotspur), James Milner (Manchester City), Leon Osman (Everton), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)

Forwards: Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Danny Welbeck (Manchester United).