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England boss McClaren admits Carragher turned him down

England coach Steve McClaren has confirmed that Jamie Carragher will not be going back on his decision to quit the national side.

Carragher decided earlier this summer to retire from international football, having failed to ever become a regular for the Three Lions.

McClaren was desperate to keep the versatile Liverpool star available - but having spoken with him at length - he was unable to convince Carragher to reverse his original decision.

"I met Jamie on Monday and had a very good conversation but unfortunately he's stayed with the decision to not be involved with us," McClaren told Sky Sports News.

"We respect that, Jamie has been a fantastic servant for England.

"I won't close the door, who knows in the future."

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