Cole left out of England 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.
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