Kampl sought to clarify his position but the row has pushed the spotlight on Katanec, who has a history of fall-outs with big name players including Goran Pandev from his time in charge of Macedonia.
“I would like to make some things clear,” said Kampl. “Firstly, I always play with pride and happiness for Slovenia and I intend to do so in the future.
“Secondly, I have made it clear I will be available next time, I just need some rest now. Thirdly, I swear that at the moment I am not in the right condition to help Slovenia.