Cole left out of England squad

11 May 2014 09:01

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has been left out of England's World Cup squad.

Cole has 107 caps for his country but has paid the price for failing to hold down a regular first-team place at Stamford Bridge this year.

Press Association Sport understands England manager Roy Hodgson called Cole on Sunday night to inform the left-back he would not be included in his 23-man squad, which is officially announced on Monday afternoon.

Cole's omission means it is highly likely that Southampton teenager Luke Shaw will make the trip to Brazil as back-up to first-choice left-back Leighton Baines.

Source: PA