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Delight for Saints as trio named in England World Cup squad

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#SaintsFC trio Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and @lukeshaw3 are in the 23-man @england squad for the 2014 @fifaworldcup.

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Saints trio are Boys in Brazil as World Cup squad is named

Adam Lallana has been named in England's World Cup squad Credit: PA

Southampton players Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw and Rickie Lambert have all been named in the England squad for the World Cup in Brazil.

Luke Shaw - who could soon be signing for Manchester United - has been named in the squad Credit: PA

England manager Roy Hodgson has announced his 23-man squad for the tournament which takes place in June.

Striker Rickie Lambert is in the England World Cup squad Credit: PA

Lambert could be Hodgson's fourth striker

Rickie Lambert in action against Everton last month
Rickie Lambert in action against Everton last month Credit: PA Images

Southampton's Rickie Lambert is tipped to make it into Roy Hodgson's World Cup Squad which will be announced this afternoon. Daniel Sturridge, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck look set to be Hodgson's three main strikers, with Lambert in contention with Andy Carroll for a fourth place.

Jermain Defoe is sweating on his inclusion after swapping Tottenham for Toronto in March.

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Saints in the driving seat for FA Cup fifth round

There was a certain air of relief when Guly do Prado, who spoke in the programme of his desire to win around Saints fans, slotted home a penalty midway through the first half - the Brazilian's first goal in two years and 11 days.

Jay Rodriguez and Adam Lallana saw efforts hit the woodwork either side of the spot-kick, but Yeovil were proving a handful it took for 18-year-old Sam Gallagher to open his senior account with a fine solo effort to put the game to bed and a smile back on Southampton fans' faces.

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