Chelsea captain John Terry has been included in the England squad for September's World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine despite facing disciplinary action for racial abuse.
The defender is due at an FA independent disciplinary hearing over charges he used a racist slur against QPR star Anton Ferdinand, an allegation he denies and was cleared of by a London court in a criminal case last month.
The controversy prompted the FA to insist Terry be stripped of the England captaincy before EURO 2012, while then manager Fabio Capello resigned in protest at the decision.
England coach Roy Hodgson has also named Chelsea duo Daniel Sturridge and Ryan Bertrand in his squad. The pair were both involved in the friendly win over Italy in Berne a fortnight ago.
And with Wayne Rooney ruled out by a thigh injury, Sturridge has kept his place, while Bertrand provides cover in both left-back and left-sided midfield roles.
England's campaign to reach Brazil 2014 starts in Moldova on September 7 before it welcomes Ukraine to Wembley four days later.