Carrick signals end of England career
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has signaled the end of his England career by telling the Football Association he no longer wants to be a bit-part player.
Carrick's last England appearance came in a warm-up match against Mexico before the 2010 World Cup, although he was included in squads after the tournament by former coach Fabio Capello.
The 30-year-old Carrick has told the FA he wants to focus on his club football instead of being called up by England and consigned to the bench.
And coach Roy Hodgson says he "wouldn't dream of putting Michael Carrick on a standby list after he's made it clear in the past he doesn't want to be involved like that."
Carrick has played 22 times for England.