Date: 24th June 2014 at 7:34am
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Yesterday, as he prepares to captain England tonight, we`d all but written off Frank Lampard as somebody with an international future.

We`d assumed that tonight the Chelsea legend would grab his 106th England cap and walk off into international retirement.

However, that doesn`t appear to be the case with it being suggested by none other than the England manager himself that Frank might still, for him, be a valuable asset on the international stage.

Talking ahead of the final group game, against Costa Rica tonight, England`s final fixture of the 2014 World Cup, Hodgson has remarked to the media about the legend that is Lampard,

“We don`t know yet what his next destination is but I`d be more than happy if Frank remains available.”

“You never know when you need quality players like him. I haven`t had that conversation with him as such.”

“I`m sure if we said to him ‘you might not feature quite so much but please don`t retire`, I`m sure he`d say we can count on him – he loves playing for England.”


When the question is put to Lampard, it`ll be interesting to see what his response will be.