Nainggolan, who also announced plans to retire last year after Martinez left him out, made clear he saw a clash of personality as an issue.
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Radja Nainggolan ended his international career Monday after Belgium coach Roberto Martinez left the AS Roma midfielder out of his squad for next month's World Cup in Russia. Despite past clashes over discipline, Martinez insisted he took what he knew was an unpopular decision for the good of the team.Contrary to expectations, Martinez listed 28 players Monday.Third in the world rankings and hungry for the success that has eluded them despite boasting some of Europe's most gifted players, England's Group G opponents head to Russia with Premier League stars including Chelsea forward Eden Hazard and midfielder Kevin De Bruyne from champions Manchester City.Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku also makes the preliminary squad despite recent injury issues, along with 32-year-old Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany in defense.
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