Steven Gerrard retires from England duty

AFP| Last Updated: Jul 21, 2014, 20:02 PM IST

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.