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    22 de julho de 2014 05:52:55 ART
    The Liverpool [b]franklin marshall shorts[/b] skipper racked up 114 caps for his country, scoring 21 times, and led

    England in three major tournaments, the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups and EURO 2012.

    However, after failing to lead England out of Group D in Brazil, the 34-year-old has

    opted to bring the curtain down on his time on the national stage.

    He told the Football Association's official website: "I [b]franklin and marshall tracksuit[/b] 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.

    "This has been a very difficult decision, one of the toughest I've had to make in my

    career. I have agonised over this since coming back from Brazil and have spoken to

    family, friends and people close to me in the game before coming to this point.

    "Most importantly, Brendan [Rodgers] has been fantastic and obviously I have to look

    after my body as much as possible to ensure I can give everything when I take to the

    field.

    "To ensure I can keep playing to a high level and giving everything to Liverpool

    Football Club I believe [b]franklin marshall for sale[/b] this is the right decision, and having Champions League

    football back at Anfield is another big factor in my decision."

    Gerrard made his debut for England in a 2-0 win over Ukraine at Wembley in 2000 and

    goes out as his country's third-most capped player behind only Peter Shilton and

    David Beckham.
    He captained England on 38 occasions and was appointed full-time skipper in May

    2012, with Gerrard paying tribute to current manager Roy Hodgson for handing him the

    armband.

    "I'd especially like to thank Roy, firstly for giving me the captaincy permanently

    when he took the job, making me the proudest man in the country and allowing me to

    fulfil my childhood dream.

    "He has been very understanding over the past few weeks and is a man I will always

    hold in the highest regard."

    Hodgson admitted his disappointment to see Gerrard step down, but hailed his career,

    claiming England had been 'blessed' to have the midfielder in its side.

    He added: "While I'm disappointed in the decision, I can entirely understand

    Steven's situation and can have no complaints given the incredible service he has

    given to his country.

    "I must respect his wishes due to the discussions we have had and the amount of

    thought and consideration he himself has given it.

    "He is an incredible man and a fantastic footballer who we have all been blessed to

    see in an England shirt so often.

    "It is [b]franklin marshall t-shirts[/b] never by coincidence that people reach such a staggering figure as 114 caps,

    it is a mark of his wonderful talent allied to a huge drive and determination to

    live up to the highest standard."