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Gerrard announces retirement from England football

England captain Steven Gerrard has retired from international duty, the FA has announced.

The Liverpool player captained the team 38 times and was the third most capped England player of all time, with 114 appearances in total.

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Greg Dyke: 'Gerrard could not have given more'

The chairman of the FA has joined the tributes to Steven Gerrard after he announced his retirement from international football.

Greg Dyke said it was 'sad news' that Steven Gerrard had retired from England duty. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images

In a statement on the FA website Greg Dyke said: "It is sad news but also gives us the opportunity to celebrate a wonderful career; Steven gave everything for England and he will be missed.

"I saw at first hand his close relationship with Roy [Hodgson], and as a captain he could not have done more for the cause."

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