Berlin: Former captain Michael Ballack has described as a "farce" an offer to end his Germany career with a friendly against Brazil in August, saying on Friday he was not being treated with respect by coach Joachim Loew.
On Thursday Loew ruled out using the 34-year-old Bayer Leverkusen midfielder again, saying a number of talented younger players were now more important ahead of Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine.
The German football federation has offered Ballack, kept on as official captain despite recent injuries, a 99th and final international against Brazil.
"To call a friendly match that was arranged long ago a farewell match is a farce. I know I owe my fans this match but I cannot accept the offer," Ballack said in a statement.
"I found out yesterday, while on holiday, through an announcement that the national coach does not plan with me (in the squad) any more.
"The style and content of the statement (by Loew) are unfortunately exactly like the way he (has) treated me since my serious injury last summer."