Gerrard to decide England future after World Cup

England captain Steven Gerrard will make a decision on his national team future after he leads the side at this summer’s World Cup, BBC Sport has reported.

As things stand, Gerrard has 109 international caps, and will equal David Beckham’s outfield record of 115 if he plays in all three of England’s warm-up matches, and each of their World Cup Group D games against Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica.

Gerrard revealed that he will sit down with England boss Roy Hodgson and Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers before he decides on his international future. “I’m not going to leave anyone hanging,” he said. “I won’t stay around if I’m not wanted.”

I’ll sit down with the manager at the right time and I’ll make the decision. It does depend on how the World Cup goes, how I perform, how the team performs. Am I still going to be wanted after the World Cup?”

This World Cup will be Gerrard’s third major tournament as England skipper, having been given the armband following an injury to Rio Ferdinand ahead of the 2010 World Cup. Gerrard was also made captain by Hodgson when his reign began in May 2012.

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