Gary Cahill has decided to hang up his boots from international football. The 32 year old, however, will be available for selection if any emergency situation occurs.
Cahill was in the England World Cup squad but he featured only in a single group stage game. Cahill made his debut back in 2010 and has so far appeared in 61 appearances racking up five goals.
The Chelsea captain wants to concentrate solely on his club career and wants to make way for the younger generation. Alongside Cahill, Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy has also announced his retirement. The 31 year old recently signed a long term contract with the Foxes.
In an interview with the club website, the Blues captain announced his decision. “I have been hugely proud in terms of what I have achieved, in terms of over 60 caps and I have captained my country on a few occasions which has been a huge honour and something I have been really proud of in my career.
“Three major tournaments and it should have been four, so I have played pretty solidly over the years I have been involved.
“I have been hugely honoured to have played for my country and I would never shut the door if I was needed in the future, then obviously, I am there.”