Beckham recalled to England squad

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David Beckham could win his 100th international cap against France next Wednesday after he was recalled to the England squad today.

Coach Fabio Capello named the 32-year-old midfielder, who plays for LA Galaxy, in a 30-man squad for the friendly at the Stade de France. The squad will be cut to 23 on Saturday.

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott, 19, has been called up for the first time since he was included in the 2006 World Cup squad.

Middlesbrough defender David Wheater and Portsmouth's prolific striker Jermain Defoe are also in Capello's provisional squad.

The Italian has selected Portsmouth's David James, Aston Villa's Scott Carson and Wigan Athletic's Chris Kirkland as his three goalkeepers.

The squad

Goalkeepers: David James (Portsmouth), Scott Carson (Liverpool on loan at Aston Villa), Chris Kirkland (Wigan Athletic)

Defenders: Wayne Bridge (Chelsea), Wes Brown (Manchester United), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), Glen Johnson (Portsmouth), Joleon Lescott (Everton), John Terry (Chelsea), Matthew Upson (West Ham United), David Wheater (Middlesbrough), Jonathan Woodgate (Tottenham Hotspur)

Midfielders: Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Gareth Barry (Aston Villa), Jermaine Jenas (Tottenham Hotspur), Owen Hargreaves (Manchester United), Joe Cole (Chelsea), Ashley Young (Aston Villa), Shaun Wright-Phillips (Chelsea), David Bentley (Blackburn Rovers), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), David Beckham (LA Galaxy), Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough)

Forwards: Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa), Michael Owen (Newcastle United), Wayne Rooney, (Manchester United), Peter Crouch (Liverpool), Jermain Defoe (Portsmouth), Theo Walcott (Arsenal)