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Lampard unsure on future

Frank Lampard remains unsure over his international future after England’s World Cup campaign limped to a conclusion with a 0-0 draw against Costa Rica.

The veteran midfielder, who will end his long association with Chelsea this summer, captained the side but could not lead them to victory over Costa Rica, who progress to the last 16 as Group D winners with England at the bottom of the table.

With Lampard now 36, it is likely to have been his final World Cup appearance, but he insists he is yet to decide when he will call time on his career with the Three Lions.

When asked about his future, he told ITV: "I don't know. I really enjoyed being involved and I love playing for my country, that's obvious. I am 36 and still doing it.

"I feel fresh. If I feel I can offer something I will do but at the moment it is too soon to say."

Lampard agreed with Roy Hodgson's post-match assessment that England had been the better side and could have won the game comfortably had they taken the opportunities they created, while also paying tribute to the support of the travelling fans.

He added: "It was a difficult game to approach.

"I think we did everything we could do. We showed a bit of character, we prepared right for the last two days. Everyone knows how tough it's been.

"It wasn't vintage but we had enough chances to win the game. I think we played some good stuff, bright stuff at times, and created enough chances to win.

\"We're England, we expect more, they expect more and we didn't deliver. England fans have been an absolute credit, it's a shame we couldn't do enough to take them through and give them a longer trip.\"