Green earns England call

Robert Green is the only West Ham United player to be called into the England squad for Wednesday night's friendly at home to France.

The goalkeeper has retained his place in Fabio Capello's squad on the back of some superlative displays in the past month, including away to Arsenal and at home against Blackpool on Saturday. However, there was no spot for the in-form Scott Parker, who has excelled for a third straight season in the Hammers midfield. Fabio Capello has sprung a few surprises with Chris Smalling, Jordan Henderson, Jay Bothroyd and Andy Carroll included in a senior squad for the first time.

Other Hammers away on international duty include Jonathan Spector (South Africa v United States), Victor Obinna (Iran v Nigeria) and Herita Ilunga (DR Congo v Mali in France).

England squad
Ben Foster, Robert Green, Joe Hart
Ashley Cole, Rio Ferdinand, Kieran Gibbs, Phil Jagielka, Joleon Lescott, Micah Richards, Chris Smalling, John Terry
Gareth Barry, Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Adam Johnson, James Milner, Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Ashley Young
Gabriel Agbonlahor, Jay Bothroyd, Andy Carroll, Peter Crouch