England boss Roy Hodgson rules out new faces for 2014 World Cup

England manager Roy Hodgson says he does not expect to bring any new faces into his squad for the 2014 World Cup.

Hodgson has one match left, against Denmark on 5 March, before he selects a provisional 30-man squad for Brazil.

But he has ruled out any surprises before the tournament, despite back-to-back defeats by Chile and Germany.

"I've been looking at players for 19 months so I don't think there's too many who will come out and really surprise me," Hodgson told BBC Sport.

Set to miss out on Brazil?

  • Rob Green - kept a clean sheet in Hodgson's first England match against Norway but hasn't played since
  • Tom Huddlestone - has not featured for the Three Lions for 12 months
  • Gareth Barry - has 53 England caps, but none since May 2012
  • Raheem Sterling - teenager won solitary cap in 4-2 friendly defeat away to Sweden in November 2012

"I don't expect in the coming months to be watching games and suddenly find players I have never really thought of jump out at me and prove to be a lot better."

England booked their place the World Cup with victory over Poland at Wembley on 15 October.

But since then they have suffered successive Wembley defeats for the first time in 36 years, losing to Chile and Germany without managing to score a goal.

Hodgson has already ended any possibility of Chelsea defender John Terry returning to the England fold.

And he also appears to have put an end to the hopes of midfielder Gareth Barry, on loan at Everton from Manchester City, representing his country in Brazil. Barry has not played for England since May 2012.

"John [Terry] retired and we've qualified with 10 matches unbeaten, with [Gary] Cahill and [Phil] Jagielka," added Hodgson.

"We've seen a very good performance from Chris Smalling [against Germany]. It's important that we continue on those lines and continue looking forward and that we don't start panicking and looking backwards every time we have a reverse.

"It's a question of concentrating fully on the players I have already watched and know about.

"I'm trying to make certain I've got a very good grip on those players and where they are form-wise when it comes to picking the squad in May."