Republic of Ireland v USA preview: John O'Shea set for farewell
Last Updated: 02/06/18 9:06pm
John O'Shea will make his 118th and final appearance for the Republic of Ireland against the USA on Saturday (kick-off 8.08pm).
The 37-year-old has announced that he is calling time on his international career after the friendly in Dublin.
Ireland boss Martin O'Neill paid tribute to O'Shea and his contribution to the cause.
He said: "I know people shower praise on someone who is just about to leave, but he has been a great influence and even though just in recent times he would have less chance of playing with other players younger than he being in the side, to have him around and for him not to retire just after the Euros was particularly great for myself.
"I wanted him around at the time and his influence is there for all to see."
Republic of Ireland will be hoping to send O'Shea off on a winning note and bounce back from a 2-0 defeat by France on Monday.
Shane Long will miss the game due to a knee injury but Jeff Hendrick trained on Friday and Graham Burke is set to feature as he misses Shamrock Rovers' league game against Dundalk on Friday evening.
Having missed out on qualification for the World Cup, Ireland are not in action again until September 6 when they face Wales in their UEFA Nations League opener.
USA also have a summer without the World Cup after they failed to qualify. They follow their trip to Dublin with a match against France on June 9.