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Gary Cahill called up for England friendly and Euro 2016 qualifier

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It's going to be a busy few weeks for England's Brave Gary Cahill, Chelsea's lone representative in Roy Hodgson's latest England squad.  Of course, Cahill has been the lone Chelsea player getting England caps for some time now, as the old English core of Frank Lampard, John Terry, and Ashley Cole retired, moved, or faded away.  That being said, when the likes of Ryan Mason, Jamie Vardy, and Theo Walcott are getting called up, the floor to break-in to the national team for the next generation isn't too high.

But back to Cahill, who's set to receive his Premier League champions medal on Sunday, then fly out with the rest of the Chelsea boys on a post-season tour of Thailand and Australia.  Many will go on vacation afterwards, but Cahill (and probably a fair few others who are regulars for the national teams) will have to play a couple more matches before getting to dust off their sun screens and beach towels.

The full England squad for the friendly against Republic of Ireland (June 7) and the Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia (June 14) is:

Robert Green (Queens Park Rangers), Joe Hart (Manchester City), Tom Heaton (Burnley)

Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Chris Smalling (Manchester United)

Ross Barkley (Everton), Fabian Delph (Aston Villa), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur), James Milner (Manchester City), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)

Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal)

-source: FA

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