Darius keeps his England place

Vassell has been called into Sven-Goran Eriksson's initial 25-man squad for the games against South Africa, Serbia-Montenegro and Slovakia.

Full England Squad:

Goalkeepers: David James (West Ham United), Paul Robinson (Leeds United), Ian Walker (Leicester City)

Defenders: Danny Mills (Leeds United), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), John Terry (Chelsea), Ashley Cole (Arsenal), Phil Neville (Manchester United), Matthew Upson (Birmingham City), Gareth Southgate (Middlesbrough), Wayne Bridge (Southampton)

Midfielders: David Beckham (Manchester United, captain), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Paul Scholes (Manchester United), Kieron Dyer (Newcastle United), Trevor Sinclair (West Ham United), Owen Hargreaves (Bayern Munich), Jermaine Jenas (Newcastle United), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Danny Murphy (Liverpool)

Forwards: Emile Heskey (Liverpool), Michael Owen (Liverpool), Darius Vassell (Aston Villa), Wayne Rooney (Everton), James Beattie (Southampton).