L-R: Vice Captain, Frank Lampard shake hands with Steven Gerrard

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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.

L-R: Vice Captain, Frank Lampard shake hands with Steven Gerrard

L-R: Vice Captain, Frank Lampard shake hands with Steven Gerrard

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

The English midfielder scored 21 goals since making his debut 14 years ago.