Zamora handed England call

Zamora, who has been picked for the first time since August, was on
Capello’s provisional list but, after scoring in Fulham’s draw with
Arsenal on Sunday, Mark Hughes suggested the striker was not
properly fit after recovering from a broken leg sustained in
September. However, with Andy Carroll ruled out through injury and
Wayne Rooney suspended, Zamora has been selected in a four-man
strikeforce that also includes Darren Bent, Jermain Defoe and Peter
Crouch. As expected, there was no place for Robert Green, who had
hinted he did not wish to be involved on this occasion. With Ben
Foster standing down from international duty for the forseeable
future, it means Scott Carson and Fulham second-choice David
Stockdale will act as back-up to Joe Hart. Manchester United
defender Rio Ferdinand has been selected for the first time since
he had the captaincy taken away by Capello. He is expected to start
alongside John Terry against the Swiss as Michael Dawson, who
started the last qualifier, against Wales in September, is not
involved. There is a return in central midfield for Michael
Carrick, who has not featured since returning from the World Cup
without playing a game. Of the squad Capello selected for the Wales
game, Aaron Lennon and Matt Jarvis miss out, whilst Arsenal’s Theo
Walcott is recalled. Squad: Carson (West Brom), Hart (Man City),
Stockdale (Fulham); Baines (Everton), Cahill (Bolton), Cole
(Chelsea), Ferdinand (Man Utd), Jagielka (Everton), G Johnson
(Liverpool), Lescott (Man City), Terry (Chelsea), Walker
(Tottenham); Barry (Man City), Carrick (Man Utd), Downing (Aston
Villa), A Johnson (Man City), Lampard (Chelsea), Milner (Man City),
Parker (West Ham), Walcott (Arsenal), Wilshere (Arsenal), A Young
(Aston Villa); Bent (Aston Villa), Crouch (Tottenham), Defoe
(Tottenham), Zamora (Fulham).