Cole called up

Carlton Cole has been drafted into Fabio Capello's England squad for Wednesday's friendly against France at Wembley.

Cole has been called up as cover for Newcastle United forward Andy Carroll and Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor, who both suffered unspecified injuries during Saturday's round of Barclays Premier League fixtures.

The West Ham United striker has earned seven senior caps - all as a substitute - since making his debut in the 2-0 defeat in Spain in February 2009.

Cole joins club-mate Robert Green in Capello's squad for the fixture, which is already a 90,000 sellout at the Home of Football.

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).