England World Cup squad released first on the Net

FA site swamped with traffic

The Football Association Web site was swamped with traffic this morning, as football fan's throughout the country waited for first news of England's World Cup squad.

Because of high traffic volumes, a quick loading page was set up to announce the squad line-up, which has just been released, later than expected. Here's the team that will carry a nation's hopes in Japan next month.

Goalkeepers:
Nigel Martyn
David Seaman
David James

Defenders:
Sol Campbell
Rio Ferdinand
Gareth Southgate
Ashley Cole
Wes Brown
Wayne Bridge
Martin Keown
Danny Mills

Midfielders:
David Beckham
Paul Scholes
Nicky Butt
Steven Gerrard
Kieron Dyer
Joe Cole
Owen Hargreaves

Forwards:
Emile Heskey
Michael Owen
Darius Vassell
Robbie Fowler
Teddy Sheringham

Standby:
Danny Murphy ®

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