GARY CAHILL has effectively ended his England career, after revealing he will step back from international duties.
The Chelsea centre-back only managed one appearance at the World Cup in Russia earlier this summer, featuring in the group stage defeat in Belgium.
Who is Gary Cahill?
THE 32-year-old began his senior career with Aston Villa in 2008, having spent four years in their academy.
Cahill’s performances during his time at Bolton saw him interest Chelsea, joining the Blues in 2012.
He has since won the Premier League twice, FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League during his six years at Stamford Bridge.
Cahill became Chelsea’s captain at the beginning of the 2017-18 season, taking over from the departing John Terry.
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How many England caps does Gary Cahill have?
The Blues defender has played 61 times for the Three Lions, scoring five goals in the process.
He made his debut on September 3, 2010 against Bulgaria, over a year after he received his first call-up.
Cahill has since played at two World Cups and made four appearances at Euro 2016.
Has Gary Cahill announced his retirement?
THE Chelsea defender has effectively called time on his England career, claiming that he wishes to focus his full attention of his club commitments.
Cahill hopes that by ‘stepping back’, the younger generation will get their opportunities to shine for England.
But, like Jamie Vardy, he revealed that he will still available for selection if there is an injury crisis.