Andy Carroll was unable to pull off the miracle all Liverpool fans had been hoping for on Sunday and was hauled off at Manchester City by West Ham boss Sam Allardyce with 18 minutes to go.
According to reports, Carroll was called by England boss Roy Hodgson to be on standby for Brazil 2014 but missed the telephone message as he was off on holiday to Dubai.
Carroll is expected to be part of the England standby list having failed to make the grade to be in Roy Hodgson’s 23-man squad.
Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck and Rickie Lambert are thought to be the strikers included in the England squad for the World Cup.
Meanwhile, Carroll jetted off on holiday, posting an Instagram picture with girlfriend Billi Mucklow, late last night, saying “Dubai bound.”