Steven Gerrard becomes the latest World Cup casualty

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Players and coaches have quit or been sacked after tournament in Brazil

Liverpool and England footballer Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international football. See Gallery

Liverpool and England footballer Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international football.
Gerrard captained England through a disappointing performance in Brazil, and is the latest person to exit the international arena after the World Cup.
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Steven Gerrard - England

After 114 appearances for his country and 38 as captain, Steven Gerrard will no longer play for England. The 34-year-old midfielder said he wanted to concentrate on his club career and Liverpool's return to Champions League football. Gerrard scored 21 times for England.

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Philipp Lahm - Germany

Whereas Gerrard was "very upset" with England's performance in Brazil, Germany's captain Lahm is leaving at the top of international football. Lahm captained his side to win the tournament in Brazil and the 30-year-old decided this was the perfect time to retire. He played 113 times for Germany.

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Luis Felipe Scolari - Brazil

Failure to lift the trophy in Brazil was always likely to leave coach Scolari vulnerable. But the two heavy defeats by Germany and then Netherlands in the final two matches, made his position untenable.

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Fred - Brazil

Frederico Chaves Guedes, or Fred, went from hero before the tournament to villain during it. After being booed by fans during the 7-1 defeat to Germany and while on the bench against Netherlands, Fred resigned from the team saying: "I am finished with the Selecao (the national team)."

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Cesare Prandelli - Italy

Italy's World Cup campaign ended after loses in the group stages to Uruguay and Costa Rica and coach Prandelli resigned immediately after being knocked out.

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David Villa - Spain

Villa was in tears after he was substituted for Spain against Australia in their final group match in Brazil. Although his impressive international career ended in disappointment he can look back with pride after scoring 59 goals in 97 matches for Spain.

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Fernando Santos - Greece

Santos' last game in charge of Greece ended with him being sent to the stands as his side went out on penalties to Costa Rica. After four years as the Greece manager Santos had to watch the end of his last game on a television set in the stadium.

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Giorgos Karagounis - Greece

As well as losing its coach, the Greece team also lost its captain and most capped player after the World Cup. Karagounis played 139 times for his country, but retired from international football after the defeat to Costa Rica.

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Hong Myung-Bo - South Korea

South Korea's tournament was a disappointment after a draw with Russia was followed by defeats to Algeria and then Belgium. Despite the South Korean Football Association saying the Hong would stay in charge, the coach resigned saying he was "deeply sorry" for the results.

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Alberto Zaccheroni - Japan

Brazil proved to be a disappointment for all the Asian teams and Zaccheroni took full responsibility for Japan failing to win a match during the tournament.

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Luis Fernando Suarez - Honduras

While one Luis Suarez grabbed the headlines in Brazil, another resigned after his team lost all three group matches. Suarez resigned after the final game saying: "I am sad that I didn't achieve the mission that I was entrusted with."

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Jorge Valdivia - Chile

Midfield playmaker Valdivia resigned after Chile were knocked out of the tournament by Brazil in the Round of 16. Valdivia, 30, said: "I've been asked if I've decided to quit the national side and the answer is yes."

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Stephen Keshi - Nigeria

Keshi's contract expired after Nigeria lost to France in the Round of 16 and although Nigeria's football association is considering re-hiring Keshi, it looks likely that he will move on to coach elsewhere.

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Eduardo - Croatia

Croatia's Brazilian-born striker retired from international football after defeat to Mexico in the group stage saw the team go home. Eduardo played 64 times for Croatia, scoring 29 goals.

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Sabri Lamouchi - Ivory Coast

On paper Ivory Coast had a strong team but after beating Japan the team lost to Colombia and Greece, to go home after the group stage. Former French international Lamouchi resigned after the defeat to Greece.

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Sully Muntari and Kevin Prince Boateng - Ghana

Ghana's World Cup ended after two defeats and a draw, but the campaign was marred by player trouble. Initially there were problems over bonus payments but then Muntari and Boateng were sent home and have been indefinitely suspended from the team for disciplinary reasons.

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Vahid Halilhodzic - Algeria

The Algeria coach resigned after taking the country to the Round of 16 for the first time in its history. The side lost to eventual winners Germany and Halilhodzic quit after three years in charge.

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Ottmar Hitzfeld - Switzerland

After a successful career as a manager, which included being twice named "World Coach of the Year", Hitzfeld retired from the sport. His career ended after Switzerland lost in the Round of 16 to Argentina.

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Louis van Gaal - Netherlands

It was known before the tournament that van Gaal's time as the manager of Netherlands would be over when their time in Brazil ended. Van Gaal is taking over as manager at Manchester United.