Paul Parry has announced his retirement from international football with immediate effect.
The Cardiff midfielder was an unused substitute for Wales in their opening 2010 World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan on Saturday.
An announcement on the Welsh FA's official website claims Parry informed manager John Toshack of his decision on Sunday evening and, as a result, will not travel with the squad to face Russia on Wednesday.
Parry made his debut for Wales against Scotland in February 2004, capping a remarkable rise to prominence which had seen him playing non-league football just six weeks earlier.
He scored his only international goal in a 1-0 win over Canada in May of the same year and went on to win 12 caps in total.
The 28-year-old's decision comes at a bad time for Toshack, who is already set to be without the creative talents of Jason Koumas in Moscow.
The Wigan man suffered an ankle injury at in the 1-0 win at the weekend and will be given time to rest the problem.