England World Cup squad to be announced in Luton

Roy Hodgson will announce the squad on May 12 at Griffin House
Roy Hodgson will announce the squad on May 12 at Griffin House

Roy Hodgson will announce his squad for the upcoming World Cup in Luton, it has been confirmed.

The England manager will travel to Vauxhall’s Griffin House HQ on May 12, where he will name his squad for the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The Three Lions are set to face Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica in the group stages of the tournament.

The town will host Hodgson as Vauxhall is the sponsor of national football, the firm is also the lead partner of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales footballs until the end of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Marketing director of Vauxhall Motors Peter Hope said: “We are delighted to be welcoming the England manager to Griffin House on such an iconic day in England’s World Cup campaign.

“For our employees to be engaged in such a big day in the England team calendar is very exciting and we look forward to welcoming all of the media to Vauxhall HQ.”

Club England managing director Adrian Bevington added: “We have enjoyed an extremely close relationship with Vauxhall since they became England Team Sponsor three years ago, and this is a fine example of that.

“This will be an important day for Roy and the players ahead of an exciting summer in Brazil. It is always a day of interest to the whole country, and we’re glad we can share it with Vauxhall.”

The announcement will be the second time that England manager Roy Hodgson has visited Vauxhall’s Luton Headquarters, previously he previewed England’s trip to Brazil there last year.