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Jonjo Shelvey and Ryan Bertrand called-up to England squad for World Cup qualifiers

Updated: Monday, 08 Oct 2012 17:29 | Comments

Shelvey could be in line to make his England debut against the minnows of San Marino
Shelvey could be in line to make his England debut against the minnows of San Marino

Liverpool's uncapped midfielder Jonjo Shelvey and Chelsea's left-sided player Ryan Bertrand have been added to the England squad for the World Cup qualifiers with San Marino and Poland.

The English FA said in a statement that left back Kieran Gibbs had been ruled out of the squad with injury, prompting Bertrand's call-up following two previous caps.

Regular left back Ashley Cole, charged with misconduct by the FA on Monday for a foul-mouthed Twitter comment about the organisation, joined up with the squad as normal on Monday. 

Coach Roy Hodgson raised eyebrows when calling up uncapped duo Raheem Sterling of Liverpool and Adam Lallana of Southampton for last month's Group H qualifier against Ukraine and Shelvey's addition this time is another surprise.

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