Darren Bent, Leighton Baines, Michael Dawson, Tom Huddlestone, Scott Parker and Adam Johnson also failed to make Capello’s 23-man squad for South Africa.
Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry and CHelsea ace Joe Cole were included in the squad.
England squad for 2010 World Cup
Goalkeepers: Joe Hart, David James, Robert Green.
Defenders: Jamie Carragher, Ashley Cole, Rio Ferdinand, Glen Johnson, Ledley King, John Terry, Matthew Upson, Stephen Warnock.
Midfielders: Gareth Barry, Michael Carrick, Joe Cole, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Aaron Lennon, James Milner, Shaun Wright-Phillips.
Strikers: Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe, Emile Heskey, Wayne Rooney.