*Only 17 of the 22 official squad
members actually travelled to Switzerland for the 1954 tournament.
Five players--Ken Armstrong, Allenby Chilton, Johnny Haynes, Harry Hooper
and Bedford Jezzard--were put on reserve status and remained
at home awaiting a call if the need arose. It did not.
**Some sources state that England
took only 20 squad members to the 1958 tournament in Sweden, and their squad lists do
not include Alan Hodgkinson or Maurice
Setters. Other sources, including FIFA's official World Cup records, list 22 players on the
squad and include both
Hodgkinson and Setters. The
likelihood is that these two players were included on the squad list
submitted to FIFA but did not travel to the tournament.
***Steven Gerrard was named to the World
Cup 2002 squad and Danny Murphy was placed on standby. Gerrard withdrew
because of injury before the tournament began, Murphy was called to the squad
and Trevor Sinclair was put on standby. Murphy, too, withdrew due to
injury before the tournament began, and Sinclair was called to the squad.
****Rob Green was named
in the World Cup 2006 squad, but withdrew following an injury in a warm-up B
international. Scott Carson was called up as a replacement.
*****Rio Ferdinand was named
in the World Cup 2010 squad, but withdrew following an injury in training in
South Africa. Michael Dawson was called up as a replacement.