2 Jun 2010

Walcott misses out on final England WC squad

6:00 am on 2 June 2010

England's manager Fabio Capello has finalised his squad for the World Cup football finals and among the seven he's had to trim is the Arsenal winger Theo Walcott.

Walcott was selected for the last World Cup as a 17 year old but didn't get to play.

The Sunderland striker Darren Bent, the second highest English goalscorer in the Premier League last season, was also left out, but Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry and Tottenham Hotspur defender Ledley King were named after injury problems.

Chelsea's Joe Cole, who returned to the England side against Japan on Sunday after an 18-month absence, was also included.

England's forwards are Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe, Emile Heskey and Wayne Rooney.