World Cup

England's Gerrard announces retirement

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LONDON (AP) England captain Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from the national team Monday to focus on playing for Liverpool.

The 34-year-old midfielder made 114 appearances for England over 14 years.

Gerrard said he "agonized" over his future after the World Cup in Brazil, where England went out in the first round.

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