Steve Finnan has today announced his retirement from international football.
The Liverpool right back made 50 appearances for the Republic of Ireland since making his debut against Greece in April 2000.
Said Finnan: "I've thoroughly enjoyed my time in the Republic team, with the World Cup in 2002 being the highlight of my international career.
"But I'll be 34 when the next tournament comes around so it's the right time for me to step down.
"There will be a new manager coming in soon who will have his own ideas for the future with younger players having the chance to stake their claim to be in his plans."