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26th-May-2014

Gerrard hints at England exit after World Cup

By AFP, London

England captain Steven Gerrard has hinted he could retire from the international stage after the forthcoming World Cup in Brazil.
Gerrard will lead Roy Hodgson's side to south America in June, where they face group stage fixtures against Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica.
The 33-year-old is hopeful England can defy their underdog status at the tournament and make a serious challenge for their first World Cup crown since 1966.
But the Liverpool midfielder, who turns 34 next week, acknowledges this could be his last taste of the international scene.
With Liverpool back in the Champions League next season, Gerrard knows the demands on his body will be even greater and he could well decide to step away from England duty to prolong his club career.