Defender Ian Harte has slammed coach Giovanni Trapattoni for ignoring him for the Ireland squad, and vented his anger over the number of players who were not born in the country.
Everton midfielder Darron Gibson has withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland squad to face the Czech Republic next week because of a knee injury.
Aston Villa have failed to extend Robbie Keane's short-term loan deal from Los Angeles Galaxy and the striker will return to Major League Soccer after the clash at Wigan on February 25.
Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish was told to "f*** off" by Stephen Ireland during Sunday's defeat at Newcastle, while winger Charles N'Zogbia also hit out on Twitter.
Euro 2012 news
A friendly match between Republic of Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium in May 2012 is now "highly unlikely", according to FAI chief executive John Delaney.
The Republic of Ireland, currently ranked 21 in the world, will be one of Euro 2012's outsiders, but manager Giovanni Trapattoni was upbeat after the draw and pleased to be facing his native Italy, alongside Spain and Croatia.
The Euro 2012 draw has been made at the National Palace of Arts in Kiev.
Robbie Keane has refused to miss out on the Republic of Ireland's big night after resisting a request to return the United States ahead of the MLS Cup Final.
The Republic of Ireland are hoping to line up a friendly against England if they cement their place in the Euro 2012 finals.
Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni is wary of complacency ahead of the second-leg against Estonia, despite a 4-0 hammering of his opponents on Friday.
Stephen Ward has agreed a new three-and-a-half year deal at Wolverhampton Wanderers, committing himself to the club until 2015.
Giovanni Trapattoni accepts that he may be out of a job if Republic of Ireland fail to beat Estonia, but the 72-year-old does not intend to retire from management whatever the outcome.
Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given thinks that his side have 'real belief' that they can put the pain of history behind them and qualify for Euro 2012 in their play-off against Estonia.
The draw will take place at around 12.15pm BST on Saturday, August 27.