Zamora handed England call

Bobby Zamora has been named in an England squad for next month’s Euro 2012 qualifier with Switzerland at Wembley.

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.


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).