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Three Blues In Hodgson's Next Choice For England

England boss Roy Hodgson has called up three City players for the country's latest ludicrously timed friendly in Switzerland against Italy next week...

Joe Hart, Jimmy Milner and Adam Johnson have all received telegrams inviting them to take their place in a squad which weirdly only includes one Liverpool player this time around...the unwanted Andy Carroll.

Meanwhile, it's understood that over at the swamp, penalty king Ashley Plunge is tripping over himself to make the plane to Berne.

England Squad To Face Switzerland:

Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Birmingham City), Joe Hart (Manchester City), John Ruddy (Norwich City).

Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Steven Caulker (Tottenham Hotspur), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur).

Midfielders: Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Adam Johnson (Manchester City), Jake Livermore (Tottenham Hotspur), James Milner (Manchester City), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Jack Rodwell (Everton), Ashley Young (Manchester United).

Forwards: Andy Carroll (Liverpool), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur), Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea), Theo Walcott (Arsenal

all times East Manchester

Sun 12 Aug 13h30 Chelsea, Villa Park, Community Shield ITV1 HD
Su 19 Aug 15h00 Southampton, The Etihad, PL
Sa 25 Aug 15h00 Liverpool, Anfield, PL
Sa 01 Sep 17h30 QPR, The Etihad, PL


The draw for the 2012/13 Champions League Group Stage will take place in Monaco on Thursday, 30th August. The opening round of games will kick off in the week commencing Monday, 17th September.

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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 10 2012

Time: 3:46PM

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I hope all threeif they play come back without injury, in a game being played for what Purpose?
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10/08/2012 16:57:00

Mario will take the p*ss out of that defence if he's in the mood.
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10/08/2012 16:58:00

Balotelli hatrick without doubt.
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