Steven Gerrard retires: Who will be the next England captain?

Roy Hodgson must pick a replacement following Gerrard's announcement

Steven Gerrard has announced that he has retired from international football.

The Liverpool player led England on their dreadful World Cup campaign in which they failed to win a single game and finished bottom of their group.

At 34-years of age there were immediately questions over whether he would choose to call time on his England career after amassing 114 caps.

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That speculation has been ended, leaving England manager Roy Hodgson with a decision to make over who will succeed him.

England's next game is not until September, when they will play Norway prior to a Euro qualifying match against Switzerland, giving Hodgson some time to make his call.

Here, we take a look at the contenders for the armband...

 

Who do you think should be the next England captain? Let us know in the comments below.

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