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Football: Steven Gerrard retires from England duty

Published on Jul 21, 2014 10:26 PM
 
England's Steven Gerrard applauds at the end of their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match against Costa Rica at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte on June 24, 2014. England captain Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from international football on Monday after making 114 appearances for his country. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LIVERPOOL (AFP) - England captain Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from international football on Monday after making 114 appearances for his country.

Gerrard, 34, captained the national team at the World Cup where England bowed out in the group stage and the Liverpool midfielder had "agonised" over the decision since returning from Brazil.

"This has been a very difficult decision, one of the toughest I've had to make in my career," Gerrard told FA.tv.

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