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RAMSEY RULED OUT

The Arsenal midfielder, Aaron Ramsey, will not be able to play for Wales in the upcoming friendly match against Austria which is going to be played at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday.

Ramsey injured his calf while taking part in the training session and was sent back to his club.

Confirming the withdrawal of Ramsey from Wednesday’s match, the manager of Wales Chris Coleman said, “Ramsey had a calf strain and we don’t want any player to play with niggle. We want 100% fit players to feature in the match. So, we decided to send him back to Arsenal.”

However, the good news for the Wales manager is that two extremely important players i.e. Gareth Bale and Craig Bellamy are available for Wednesday’s match. This is the first time that both these players are available together since Coleman’s appointment as Wales manager in January last year.

The forward of Cardiff City, Craig Bellamy, wasn’t able to feature for Wales in the World Cup Qualifiers last year because of injuries.

In Bellamy’s absence, the performance of Wales in the World Cup qualifiers was extremely poor. Chris Coleman’s team had been defeated in three out of the four games. The only match that Wales had won was against Scotland at Cardiff.

When asked about the return of Bellamy, Coleman said, “It’s great to have Craig back in the squad. We had missed him a lot in the world cup qualifying matches last year. He is an experienced man and his presence on the pitch would be really beneficial for the other players as well.”

“He doesn’t have any fitness problem at the moment. He is absolutely fit and is ready for Wednesday’s match.”
Craig Bellamy has featured for Wales in 71 matches so far and has scored 5 goals.