Hurst questions Cahill’s England decision

World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst has questioned Gary Cahill’s decision to retire from international duty.

Chelsea defender Cahill has made himself unavailable for Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad in order to concentrate on club football, as has Leicester’s Jamie Vardy.

Hurst said: “While there’s plenty to be positive about our national side right now, I must admit I was disappointed to see Jamie Vardy and Gary Cahill choose to retire from international duty.

“I’m a firm believer that players should play for their country as long as they possibly can.

“My team-mates and I would have given our last breath to continue playing for England.

“I also don’t like when players say they’ll make themselves available again if there are injuries or suspensions.

“In my view, if I was England manager, then I wouldn’t pick those players ever again.”