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Quartet in England squad

Posted on 3 October 2005  - 12:00

Sven Goran Eriksson has named four Spurs players in his England squad for the key World Cup qualifiers against Austria and Poland.

Sven Goran Eriksson has named four Spurs players in his England squad for the key World Cup qualifiers against Austria and Poland.

Paul Robinson, Jermaine Jenas and Jermain Defoe all retain their places while there is a recall for Ledley King after our skipper missed the last internationals through injury.

England must beat Austria on Saturday (4pm kick off) and Poland next Wednesday (October 12, 7.45pm) - both matches at Old Trafford - to clinch top spot in Group Six and go straight through to next summer's finals in Germany.

If they fail to win both matches they face a two-legged play-off to qualify

The 24-man England squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Austria on October 8 and Poland on October 12 is:

Paul Robinson
(Tottenham), Robert Green (Norwich), Chris Kirkland (Liverpool/West Brom)

Ashley Cole (Arsenal), Phil Neville (Everton), Luke Young (Charlton), Jamie Carragher (Liverpool), Rio Ferdinand (Man Utd), John Terry (Chelsea), Sol Campbell (Arsenal), Ledley King(Tottenham)

David Beckham (Real Madrid), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Joe Cole (Chelsea), Shaun Wright-Phillips (Chelsea), Jermaine Jenas(Tottenham), Alan Smith (Man Utd), Kieran Richardson (Man Utd)

Michael Owen (Newcastle), Wayne Rooney** (Man Utd), Jermain Defoe(Tottenham), Darren Bent (Charlton), Peter Crouch (Liverpool).

Meanwhile, Michael Dawson, Tom Huddlestone and Calum Davenport have been named in the England under-21 group for the European Championship qualifiers against Austria and Poland. Aaron Lennon has been selected for the England under-20 squad for the clash with Holland at Turf Moor on October 9.