Upson earns England call

Matthew Upson has been selected by England for Wednesday night's friendly away to Germany in Berlin.

The West Ham United defender has become a fixture for his country and could be in line to start with Rio Ferdinand absent because of a back injury. Upson has eleven caps and played the full 90 minutes in the previous two fixtures last month - the 5-1 home win against Kazakhstan and 3-1 success away to Belarus. There is no place for Robert Green, despite his heroics on Saturday afternoon against Portsmouth.

England squad
Goalkeepers: Carson, Hart, James
Defenders: Bridge, Johnson, Davies, Lescott, Terry, Mancienne, Upson, Richards
Midfielders: Lampard, Gerrard, Wright-Phillips, A Young, Downing, Barry, Carrick, Walcott
Forwards: Agbonlahor, Bent, Defoe, Crouch