TFC's Defoe named to England's provisional roster

TFC striker Jermain Defoe applauds the fans after 1-0 win against DC United in Toronto March 22,...

TFC striker Jermain Defoe applauds the fans after 1-0 win against DC United in Toronto March 22, 2014, at BMO Field. (Jack Boland/QMI Agency)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:44 PM ET

Toronto FC's Jermain Defoe has been named to England's provisional 30-man roster ahead of next month's FIFA World Cup.

But that doesn't mean he'll be on the field for the Three Lions in Brazil next month.

England manager Roy Hodgson made the announcement at a press conference Monday morning, confirming TFC's leading goal-scorer as a stand-by player ahead of the competition, which kicks off June 12 in Sao Paulo.


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