England captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international football.
The Double skipper has played for England 114 times, scoring 21 times and representing the Three Lions at six major tournaments.
But after what is deemed as a poor outing for the three loins At the just concluded Brazil 2014 FIFA world cup, which saw the English team plummet down in the latest FIFA world ranking, Gerrard tells the FA it’s time to step down from the international scene.
“This has been a very difficult decision, one of the toughest I have had to make in my career. I have agonised over this since coming back from Brazil and have spoken to my family, friends and people close to me in the game before coming to this point.”
“I have enjoyed every minute of representing my country and it is a sad day for me knowing that I won’t pull on the England shirt again.
“However, I do look forward to continuing my strong relationship with the FA and helping out in any way I can.
The hash tag “#ThankYouSteven” is already gaining momentum on Twitter with fans eager to share their views on the news.