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).