Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Leeds United's Mccartney retired from international football

Northern Ireland's troubles increased ahead of Wednesday's Carling Nations Cup match against Scotland after George McCartney announced his international retirement.
Jonny Evans and Warren Feeney also joined Northern Ireland's long absentee list on Tuesday before news of McCartney's international retirement came through.

"I was informed on Sunday that George was retiring from international football," said boss Nigel Worthington.

The defender, 29, previously quit Northern Ireland duty during Lawrie Sanchez's reign but was coaxed back by Worthington.

McCartney opted out in 2005 after having a disagreement with Sanchez but was convinced to return to the Northern Ireland fold after Worthington's appointment in the summer of 2007.

Worthington said today that he had to "respect" McCartney's latest decision.

Feeney and Evans both have pulled out of the squad for Nations Cup game at Dublin's Aviva Stadium after suffering ankle injuries in training.

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