Leeds United on loan defender George McCartney has announced his retirement from international football.
The 29 year old announced his retirement to Northern Ireland boss Nigel Worthington on Sunday after being called up for the nations cup game with Scotland on Wednesday.
McCartney won 32 caps for Northern Ireland after making his debut against Iceland in a World Cup qualifier in September 2001.
The defender who is enjoying a successful loan spell with Leeds from Sunderland made his last appearance for Ireland in March 2010 against Albania.
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