Roy Hodgson said England's young players have "imposed themselves" and deserve to be included in the World Cup squad.
The 66-year-old said players such as Luke Shaw, Ross Barkley and Raheem Sterling had played so well for their club teams that they warranted their selection.
Roy: Young players have imposed themselves and their ability on me. If I'd picked squad in October, it might have been different #3lions
These maps show the spread of birthplaces of England's last three World Cup squads.
The Three Lions boss has largely rewarded Premier League form in a youthful-looking squad for the tournament in Brazil. See the full squad: