Bent back in England squad
Darren Bent is in the England squad to face Brazil, while Stephen Warnock and Tom Huddlestone have also been called up.
Last Updated: 09/11/09 9:23am
Darren Bent has been recalled to the England squad for the friendly against Brazil, with Stephen Warnock and Tom Huddlestone also earning call-ups.
Sunderland striker Bent has been in fine form this season following his move to the Stadium of Light and he has been rewarded with a place in Fabio Capello's plans for next Saturday's game in Qatar.
Bent has appeared just once for England since Capello became coach, with his outing coming in the friendly against Germany 12 months ago.
However, with Carlton Cole and Emile Heskey ruled out of the Brazil game through injury, Bent will vie with Wayne Rooney, Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch for a starting spot.
Aston Villa full-back Warnock has been included in the squad as Ashley Cole has been left out due to concerns over his fitness, despite the left-back playing 90 minutes in Chelsea's win over Manchester United on Sunday.
Warnock has made one appearance for England to date as a late substitute against Trinidad & Tobago and he could get the nod over Wayne Bridge to face Brazil.
Huddlestone has the opportunity to win his first cap after the former England Under-21 international was picked due to the absence of injured Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is also missing due to injury, while there have been no recalls for his team-mates Gary Neville and Michael Owen.
The friendly against Brazil is the penultimate game that England will play before Capello has to name his provisional squad for next summer's World Cup in South Africa.
England squad: Foster (Manchester United), Green (West Ham), Hart (Birmingham City - loan); Bridge, Lescott (both Manchester City), Brown (Manchester United), Cahill (Bolton), Johnson (Liverpool), Terry (Chelsea), Upson (West Ham), Warnock (Aston Villa); Barry, Wright-Phillips (both Manchester City), Beckham* (Los Angeles Galaxy), Carrick (Manchester United), Huddlestone, Jenas (both Tottenham), Lampard (Chelsea), Milner, Young (both Aston Villa); Bent (Sunderland), Crouch, Defoe (both Tottenham), Rooney (Manchester United).
* If Los Angeles Galaxy win their MLS Conference semi-final against Chivas USA on Sunday night David Beckham will be unavailable for selection.