Captain Gerrard to spend summer after World Cup deciding whether to stop playing for England

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England national soccer team captain Steven Gerrard takes part in a squad training session for the 2014 soccer World Cup at the Urca military base in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 21, 2014. Costa Rica's surprise 1-0 win over Italy on Friday meant that England made its most humiliating exit from a World Cup since 1958, following consecutive defeats by the Italians and then Uruguay in Group D. England play Costa Rica in their final Group D match on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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By ROB HARRIS, AP Sports Writer

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — England captain Steven Gerrard says he will spend the summer after the World Cup deciding whether to retire from international football.

The 34-year-old Liverpool midfielder says "it's not right to make a decision now or in a week."

Gerrard has made 113 international appearances, including 2-1 losses to Italy and Uruguay in Brazil, which led to England failing to qualify for the second round at the World Cup.

If Gerrard plays in the final Group D match against Costa Rica on Tuesday he will earn his 114th cap, one short of David Beckham's record for an England outfield player.

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