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Gary Neville earns England recall

Manchester United right-back Gary Neville was a surprise inclusion in the England squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Kazahkastan and Andorra. It is the first time that the 34-year-old has been called up since Fabio Capello took over having missed most of this season through injury.

The Italian will be looking for experience at the back given the fact that veteran goalkeeper David James is set to miss both games after undergoing shoulder surgery. Scott Carson, Robert Green and Paul Robinson are the three keepers in the squad and despite having 41 caps, Robinson has yet to play under Capello and the inexperienced Green looks likely to get the nod.

While Stewart Downing and Aaron Lennon are set to miss both games through injury the England manager has been boosted by the return of Shaun Wright-Phillips who played for Manchester City yesterday after being out of action for over six weeks. Capello will now be hoping that Michael Carrick, Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand all come through the Champions League final unscathed.

England squad to take on Kazahkastan and Andorra: Carson (West Brom); Green (West Ham); Robinson (Blackburn); Bridge (Man City), A Cole (Chelsea), Ferdinand (Man Utd), Johnson (Portsmouth), Lescott (Everton), Neville (Man Utd), Terry (Chelsea), Upson (West Ham); Barry (Aston Villa), Beckham (LA Galaxy), Carrick (Man Utd), Gerrard (Liverpool), Lampard (Chelsea), Walcott (Arsenal), Wright-Phillips (Man City), Young (Aston Villa); C Cole (West Ham), Crouch (Portsmouth), Defoe (Tottenham), Heskey (Man Utd), Rooney (Man Utd)

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