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England hand Carroll No 9 shirt as Euro 2012 squad is confirmed

No final surprises from Hodgson as final pool of 23 players is announced for Poland and Ukraine. Audio interviews

Andy Carroll on England duty
Andy Carroll on England duty

Andy Carroll looks set to lead the line for England at Euro 2012 after being handed the number 9 shirt for the tournament by Roy Hodgson.

The new England manager confirmed the Liverpool striker will wear the coveted shirt in Ukraine and Poland this summer after finalising his 23-man squad for the competition.

Hodgson sprung no late surprises with Scott Parker, Danny Welbeck and Glen Johnson all retaining their places despite recent injury scares.

Gareth Barry was yesterday ruled out of the tournament in Poland and Ukraine after suffering a tear to his lower abdomen in the 1-0 friendly win against Norway over the weekend.

Everton defender Phil Jagielka was brought into the line-up as his replacement after manager Roy Hodgson said he would "reconfigure" his squad should the Manchester City midfielder miss out.

England's squad list: 1 Hart, 2 Johnson, 3 Cole, 4 Gerrard, 5 Cahill, 6 Terry, 7 Walcott, 8 Lampard, 9 Carroll, 10 Rooney, 11 Young, 12 Baines, 13 Green, 14 Jones, 15 Lescott, 16 Milner, 17 Parker, 18 Jagielka, 19 Downing, 20 Oxlade-Chamberlain, 21 Defoe, 22 Welbeck, 23 Butland.