Monday, 9th August 2010

England boss Fabio Capello has suffered another blow with the news that Manchester United defender Wes Brown has decided to call time on his international career. Brown’s decision follows that of Paul Robinson over the weekend; both were included in Capello’s squad for the midweek friendly against Hungary.

The 30-year-old versatile defender explained that he felt the time was right to stand aside and allow younger players to come through.

"At the age of 30, I feel it is right for me to stand aside and let younger players come through, which allows me to concentrate on my club career.

"I regard it as an honour and a privilege to have represented my country at every level from under-15s upwards. I have always been very proud to play for England and wish them well in future tournaments."

Capello has not yet made a decision on whether to call up replacements for Robinson and Brown for Wednesday’s friendly.



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