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Steven Gerrard will retire from International football after 2014 World Cup

After over a decade of service for the England national side, Steven Gerrard is said to be strongly considering hanging up his international boots at the end of the World Cup, reports the Daily Mail.

Since making his England debut on the 31st May 2000 against Ukraine, Steven Gerrard has become an integral part of the England squad with over 100 caps to his name.

 But it seems not even England's captain can play forever, with Gerrard now seeking to retire from the international fold win or lose in Brazil.

One of the main reason's behind Gerrard's likely England retirement would have to be his commitments to club side Liverpool, which is only going to grow stronger following the Merseyside club's qualification for the Champions League earlier on this month.

European football is something which Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has suggested would likely be a problem for prolonging the Liverpool and England captain's international career.

"I just think he’ll need to assess things after Brazil, as he’ll be 34 then," Rodgers said.

"He’s been a brilliant captain for me, a great leader, and a brilliant man. His condition is terrific. But next season, there will be a big demand. If he comes and asks that, I’ll give an opinion on it [but] I think it’s a decision he has to make."

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