TORONTO - Toronto FC striker Jermain Defoe has been named to England's seven-man standby squad for the World Cup.

The 31-year-old Defoe did not make the main 23-man squad which features Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck and Rickie Lambert at forward.

Today was the deadline for teams to provide FIFA with their 30-man provisional squads. The final 23-man squads must be declared by June 2.

England is in a group with Costa Rica, Italy and Uruguay at the summer tournament in Brazil.

Toronto will be losing Brazil goalie Julio Cesar and U.S. midfielder Michael Bradley to the soccer showcase.