Gary Cahill to hold talks over his England future with Gareth Southgate as Chelsea defender drops hint about possible international retirement
- Gary Cahill will discuss his future with the England manager in the coming days
- The Chelsea defender has only played one game during England’s World Cup run
- He could make his last appearance for England against Belgium on Saturday
Gary Cahill will hold talks with Gareth Southgate about his England future after the third-place play-off game against Belgium on Saturday.
The Chelsea defender made only one appearance in the World Cup for the Three Lions, who exited the tournament at the hands of Croatia on Wednesday evening.
Featuring for the full 90 minutes, he was part of a much-changed team which lost 1-0 to Belgium in the final Group G game.
Gary Cahill looks on from the stands as England lose their World Cup semi-final against Croatia
‘I’m going to have a good conversation with the manager about the future in the coming month,’ Cahill, 32, told Sky Sports.
‘But I can finish my England career knowing I’ve played every possible fixture I can play in the times I’ve been selected.’
Cahill could be handed his 62nd international cap when England play Belgium once again in Saint Petersburg this weekend.
Cahill consoles fellow defender Harry Maguire as England lose 2-1 to Croatia in injury-time
Gareth Southgate will hold talks with Cahill following England’s remarkable World Cup run
As the above comments suggest, Cahill has been hinting that the end of the road could be near as far as his international career goes.
His first cap came in a 4-0 victory against Bulgaria in September 2010, when he replaced Michael Dawson in the second-half.
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