Euro 2012 news

McCarthy out of Ireland squad

May 7, 2012
By ESPN staff
Wigan's James McCarthy has not been included in Giovanni Trapattoni's Republic of Ireland squad for Euro 2012, but Sunderland starlet James McClean has been selected.

McCarthy, 21, asked to be withdrawn from consideration for selection for the finals in Poland and Ukraine after his father was diagnosed with cancer.

In a statement issued by the Football Association of Ireland, McCarthy said: "I have made the very difficult decision to withdraw my name from selection from the ...

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