Cole set for 100th cap as England name squad for Brazil
LONDON, Jan 31 — Chelsea left back Ashley Cole is in line to win his 100th England cap after being named in manager Roy Hodgson’s 24-man squad today for next week’s friendly against Brazil.
Cole returns after missing England’s last game, a 4-2 defeat by Sweden in November, through injury.
Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is also back in the squad for the first time in almost a year and Everton midfielder Leon Osman, a surprise inclusion for Sweden, retains his place.
England play Brazil at Wembley yesterday ahead of World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro in March. — Reuters