Monday, June 1, 1998 Published at 11:15 GMT 12:15 UK
Gazza axed and flies home
Gascoigne and Glenn Hoddle go their separate ways
Paul Gascoigne has returned to the home of his estranged wife Sheryl after being dropped from England's World Cup squad.
There have also been reports that Gascoigne missed a bus to an airport and asked for a beer during a training break.
After his row with Hoddle, Gascoigne joined the five other dropped players on a specially charted private jet taking them back to the UK before they could be approached by the media.
Hoddle also dropped Nicky Butt, Andy Hinchliffe, goalkeeper Ian Walker, Philip Neville and Dion Dublin from his final 22.
Gazza 'missed bus'
She suggested that the Middlesbrough player had not shown the discipline expected by Hoddle.
"If people are half-thinking, do we put Gazza in or don't we?, and there are various doubts on his character and personality, then regardless of what he can do on the pitch, it's probably why Glenn Hoddle has made the decision he has.
"If you think you are close to being selected then you really should do everything you can, to do the right things so you are seen to be part of the team."
'Worst thing that has happened'
But he earlier told The Sun newspaper: "I can't believe this has happened. This is the worst thing that's ever happened to me."
Hoddle was due to reveal his 22 for the finals in France on Monday but brought the announcement forward.
The England star will be devastated by the decision after playing in the last three warm-up games against Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Belgium.
It almost certainly signals the end of the international career of one of the most controversial figures in football.
Expected to be midfield hub
But it is thought that Hoddle was unwilling to risk Gascoigne's fitness.
The Middlesbrough star, bought for £3m from Rangers in March, was back in the headlines earlier this month after a night out in which he was pictured emerging from a club and eating a kebab in the early hours.
Hoddle spoke of his disappointment at the latest episode in the controversial off the pitch lifestyle of the mercurial player.
Gascoigne appeared to heed the warning and, although he was not influential in the three warm-up games, it began to look as though he was regaining his fitness.
England's World Cup squad
Seaman, Flowers, Martyn, Campbell, Adams, Keown, R Ferdinand, Southgate, G Neville, Anderton, Beckham, Le Saux, Lee, McManaman, Ince, Batty, Merson, Scholes, L Ferdinand, Shearer, Sheringham, Owen.