Steven Gerrard Retires from International Football - 2014 World Cup Semifinals

England captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international football, with the draw against Costa Rica in Brazil marking his final match for England

Gerrard, England's fourth most-capped player, represented his country on 114 occasions and captained England at three major tournaments.

Gerrard's announcement comes almost a month after England's poor World Cup performance in Brazil which saw them knocked out at the group stage.

Gerrard made his debut for England in 2000 at Wembley against Ukraine and has since accumulated 114 caps for his country, scoring 21 times.

He captained England on 38 occasions—including at the last two World Cups—and although he often took criticism for representing a generation of players who underperformed for their country, he regularly performed to a high standard

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