England's Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring their first goal Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine
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Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy says he no longer wants to be considered for England duty and wishes to focus his time on his club career.The 32-year-old, who featured at the World Cup in Russia, said he had spoken to England manager Gareth Southgate about his decision but remained available to help should the team face injury problems. Vardy was restricted to the bench for most of the World Cup in Russia and said his lack of playing time had influenced his decision.Vardy said he had expressed his intention to Southgate shortly after the World Cup and confirmed it in a recent phone call.The 32-year-old defender, who has won 61 England caps, has struggled to force his way into the first-team under manager Maurizio Sarri this season.
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