England World Cup squad announcement: On standby Andy Carroll heads straight for Dubai
Striker has only made Hodgson's standby list for Brazil
Monday 12 May 2014
Andy Carroll has headed straight for Dubai with the season over, and it is just one of many holidays he could be having this summer after he was only named in Roy Hodgson's list of reserves for the World Cup.
The 25-year-old has not been included in Hodgson's 23-man squad for the finals, so has taken his end of season break.
It looks like he will only feature at the World Cup this summer if Rickie Lambert picks up an injury.
Carroll, who has scored two goals for the Hammers this season, and has nine international caps to his name, posted a picture on his Instagram account of him with his girlfriend, star of ITV 2's The Only Way is Essex, Billi Mucklow with the caption: 'Dubai bound'.
In addition to Carroll, one other player that will not be on the plane to Brazil is Ashley Cole. The left-back retired from international football after being omitted by Hodgson.
J Hart (Manchester City), B Foster (West Brom), F Forster (Celtic)
G Johnson (Liverpool), P Jagielka (Everton), G Cahill (Chelsea), C Smalling (Manchester United), P Jones (Manchester United), L Baines (Everton), L Shaw (Southampton)
S Gerrard (Liverpool, capt), F Lampard (Chelsea), J Henderson (Liverpool), J
Milner (Manchester City), J Wilshere (Arsenal), R Barkley (Everton), A Lallana
(Southampton), R Sterling (Liverpool), A Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal)
W Rooney (Manchester United), D Sturridge (Liverpool), D Welbeck (Manchester United), R Lambert (Southampton).
Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Andy Carroll (West Ham United), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Jermain Defoe (Toronto FC), Jon Flanagan (Liverpool), John Ruddy (Norwich City), John Stones (Everton)
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