Ireland quits international game

August 22, 2010
By Kevin Palmer

Stephen Ireland has revealed he was the subject of hate mail and threats as he brought a conclusive end to the debate over his international future.

The controversial midfielder who signed for Aston Villa last Thursday has hit out at Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni and Irish soccer chiefs as he severed all ties with the international set-up he has refused to be a part of over the last three years.

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