Shawcross in England squad
Ryan Shawcross, Kieran Gibbs and Fraser Forster are in the England squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Poland.
With John Terry now retired from international football, there had been plenty of speculation about who the fourth central defender would be.
Tottenham's Steven Caulker was an option, but he was named in Stuart Pearce's Under-21 squad on Wednesday. Instead, Stoke's Shawcross has been picked for the second time, having failed to win a cap when he was chosen for the friendly against Egypt by Fabio Capello in March 2010.
Arsenal's Gibbs, who has two caps from friendly encounters against Hungary and France, has replaced Ryan Bertrand in the squad and has been rewarded for his excellent performances for Arsenal this season.
Like Caulker, Jack Butland will play for the Under-21s in their European Championship play-off with Serbia, leading to Celtic's Forster becoming a rare England selection from the Scottish Premier League.
In addition, Tottenham's Aaron Lennon has been called up despite having not played for England since the 2010 World Cup.
England squad for the World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Poland: Hart (Manchester City), Ruddy (Norwich), Forster (Celtic); Baines (Everton), Cahill (Chelsea), Cole (Chelsea), Gibbs (Arsenal), Jagielka (Everton), G Johnson (Liverpool), Lescott (Manchester City), Shawcross (Stoke), Walker (Tottenham); Carrick (Manchester United), Cleverley (Manchester United), Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Gerrard (Liverpool), A Johnson (Sunderland), Lennon (Tottenham), Lampard (Chelsea), Milner (Manchester City), Walcott (Arsenal); Carroll (West Ham, on loan from Liverpool), Defoe (Tottenham), Rooney (Manchester United), Welbeck (Manchester United).