Frank Lampard retires from international soccer

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England midfielder Frank Lampard announced his retirement from international football after a career spanning 15 years on Tuesday.

The 36-year-old's 106th and final cap for his country came on June 23 when he captained England in their final World Cup game against Costa Rica.

Lampard said in a statement released by his management company: "I have taken the decision to retire from international football.

"It has been a very tough decision for me to make which is why I have given it so much thought since the World Cup."

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