England manager Roy Hodgson has given hope to Raheem Sterling, Wilfired Zaha and Adam Johnson over their chances of making the squad for Brazil this summer, as reported by the Evening Standard.
Main man Theo Walcott has been rule out of the World Cup through injury, leaving a spot open for someone to fill in the squad.
Danny Welbeck looks to be the only certain winger in the squad, with Hodgson taking a shine to the Manchester United substitute.
Sterling has found regular first team football for Liverpool in recent weeks and is shining in an attacking team, giving him a real chance of being on the plane in May.
Zaha has a few months on loan at Cardiff to show why he should be in the squad and Adam Johnson has impressed Hodgson in recent weeks with a number of goals and assists.
“Since Sterling got back into the Liverpool team his form seems to be going up and up,” Hodgson said.
“He is doing it for a top team and that puts a lot of pressure on everybody else because if you can do it at the top of the table with Liverpool then you can do it in an England shirt as well.”
“Zaha is back in the frame again because he’s playing football at Cardiff,” Hodgson added.
“Adam Johnson is another contender. These guys have got it all to play for but at the end of the day I’ll have to make a choice. I can’t take all of them.”