Rio Ferdinand has been overlooked as John Terry's replacement in the England squad, with uncapped center back Ryan Shawcross receiving just his second international call-up.
Coach Roy Hodgson announced Thursday that Ferdinand was not in the squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Poland, a day after revealing to London Underground passengers that the 33-year-old Manchester United defender wasn't in his plans.
Hodgson's options in central defense have been reduced after Terry quit England duty last month before he was found guilty by the Football Association of racially abusing Ferdinand's brother, Anton.
Shawcross was called up by Fabio Capello for an England squad in 2010, but the Stoke captain didn't play.
Celtic goalkeeper Fraser has been called up for the first time for the qualifiers later this month.