PASADENA, Calif. - U.S. national team midfielder Alejandro Bedoya won't be able to play against Mexico in Saturday's CONCACAF Cup at the Rose Bowl because of illness.
Bedoya was feeling unwell on Wednesday morning and didn't train that day or on Thursday. On Friday, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann confirmed that Bedoya hadn't recovered in time to play in Saturday's high-profile match, which will decide the region's representative at the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia.
Asmir Begovic insists Bosnia-Herzegovina must be aggressive to stop Gareth Bale in their Euro 2016 qualifier.
Wales manager Chris Coleman confirmed Bale will start in Zenica on Saturday night after completing his recovery from a calf injury which has restricted him to only 24 minutes for Real Madrid in the last three weeks.
Coleman's side need only a point to reach the European Championship next summer and end a 58-year wait to play at a major tournament.