England mark new coach by overwhelming Montenegro 9-0 to maintain flawless start to qualifying for the 2015 World Cup.
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart will return to the England starting eleven for the friendly game against Germany on Tuesday.
Everton defender Leighton Baines' performances for England have proved to manager Roberto Martinez he is one of the best left-backs around.
Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand has pulled out of England's World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro due to "the detailed pre-planned training and medical programme he must follow", England manager Roy Hodgson said today.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has earned his first England call-up under manager Roy Hodgson for the World Cup qualifiers with San Marino and Montenegro later this month.
Hodgson cited "footballing reasons" for Ferdinand's exclusion in his squad for the Euro 2012 finals and he has remained out of his plans ever since.
England captain Steven Gerrard has admitted to being nervous ahead of making his 100th appearance for his country. The Liverpool midfielder will become only the sixth England player to reach one hundred caps when he lines up against Sweden tonight in Stockholm.
Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard is in line for his 100th England cap after being included in Roy Hodgson's squad for next week's friendly against Sweden.
Everton left-back Leighton Baines says the battle for the international spot has been driving him on this season.
The 27-year-old has featured for his country this season, but says with Ashely Cole the established choice back in the squad, he has a fight on his hands.
"I've been trying to keep my form up at club level between the two international breaks," he told evertontv.
"The competition for places is just the way it is. It's something you just have to accept.
"You respect the players in the squad and the other players who are in your position that much that you know you may not play.
"All you can always do is do the best you can for your club and that's what I've been trying to do."
Frank Lampard will miss England's game against San Marino with a knee injury.
With Steven Gerrard suspended Lampard was set to captain the Three Lions, but his withdrawal leaves Wayne Rooney and Joe Hart in the frame to wear the armband.