Hodgson sets Euro squad date
England boss Roy Hodgson will name his 23-man squad for Euro 2012 on May 16 - two weeks ahead of the UEFA deadline.
Nations can take until May 29 to confirm who they are taking to this summer's tournament but Hodgson has decided to go straight from his job at West Brom to naming who will travel to Poland and Ukraine. The 64-year-old coach is reportedly keen for his players to know well in advance as to whether they will be playing at the European Championships before taking them to a training camp in Spain. England will then play a friendly against Norway in Oslo on May 26, after which Hodgson can make alterations to his squad if he sees fit. That could give the England manager time to decide on some big issues, such as who will replace Wayne Rooney for the first two games of Euro 2012. Hodgson is also thought to be weighing up whether to include John Terry in his squad, with the relationship between Terry and Rio Ferdinand thought to be at a low due to the Chelsea captain facing charges of racial abusing Ferdinand's brother, Anton.