Frank Lampard will consider retiring from international duty before the World Cup if he believes he won't be selected, reports the Daily Mirror.
Lampard appeared in seven of England's 10 World Cup qualifying games, scoring four goals and surpassing 100 caps for his country.
During a 14 year international career the Chelsea star has played for England 102 times and scored 29 goals.
However, despite starting seven games for Chelsea this season, the 34-year-old is seeing his position for England come under threat with young stars Jack Wilshere and Ross Barkley looking the most likely to take Lampard's place.
And the Daily Mirror is reporting that Stamford Bridge's all-time top scorer would rather retire from international duty rather than face the embarrassment of being left out of Roy Hodgson's World Cup squad.
Lampard has reportedly told close friends that he is starting to feel surplus to requirements and would rather go out of the international stage with his dignity intact.
However, the Chelsea legend feels no need to rush his decision and still believes he has plenty to offer the Three Lions when the World Cup starts in Brazil next summer.
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