Fuming Foley makes Ireland choice
Kevin Foley has reportedly decided to make himself unavailable for the Republic of Ireland while Giovanni Trapattoni is in charge.
The Wolves defender was dropped from Ireland's final 23-man party for Euro 2012 by the Italian coach and described Trapattoni's actions a "betrayal" after he had played his part in qualification helping his country reach the finals in Poland and Ukraine.
Reports in the Black Country now say Foley has privately told his international team-mates he will not play for Ireland again while Trapattoni remains in charge as he heads for a summer break before reporting for pre-season training with Wolves later in the summer.
The row has somewhat overshadowed the Republic's first involvement in a major finals for 10 years and has seen the national team boss hit back by saying he has been "betrayed" too by the incident.
Trapattoni is quoted as saying: "I was betrayed also. But I ask you, is Paul McShane an Irish player or a foreign player? I called in another Irish player, so I don't see the problem.
"I also clarified why. The position is for a defender. I didn't call in a striker or a winger."