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Bellamy ponders international retirement

5 June 2013

Cardiff striker Craig Bellamy looks set to retire from international football at the end of the current World Cup qualifying campaign.

The 33-year-old who has 73 caps and is the fifth highest goalscorer in Wales history, says he will probably call it a day after the Principality's final four games this autumn.

"I won't see a major tournament, don't worry about that," he told the South Wales Echo. "I want us to finish third (in Wales' World Cup group) because we won't finish first or second and then probably that will be it. I don't think I will have any more to offer then.

"I've had too many knee injuries to go on like Giggsy (Ryan Giggs), the last couple of weeks of the season were tough. A month on I've only just started waking up and I'm actually not limping."

Wales' bid to finish third in their group sees them face Macedonia and Serbia in September before a clash with Macedonia in Cardiff.

It means their clash in Belgium in October could be Bellamy's final appearance for his country.

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