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.
Captain Steven Gerrard hopes the public do not pile pressure on England in the run-up to the World Cup.
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.
Liverpool's Jonjo Shelvey has been called into the England squad to face San Marino and Poland.
Steven Gerrard on England's performance after they crashed out of Euro 2012 on penalties to Italy in the quarter final.
Glen Johnson talks about Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard, Sunday's Euro 2012 showdown with Italy and comparisons between Roy Hodgson and Fabio Capello.