Previous
United States
Guatemala
4
0
FT
Game Details
Peru
Paraguay
2
0
FT
Game Details
Houston Dynamo
Chicago Fire
1
1
LIVE 82'
Game Details
Seattle Sounders FC
DC United
3:00 AM GMT
Game Details
River Plate
Rosario Central
0
1
LIVE 45'
Game Details
Next
United StatesUnited States
GuatemalaGuatemala
4
0
FT
Game Details
PeruPeru
ParaguayParaguay
2
0
FT
Game Details
By ESPN Staff

Wales skipper Bellamy ruled out of Germany game

Wales captain Craig Bellamy is out of the World Cup qualifier with Germany in Cardiff.

The 29-year-old Manchester City striker left the squad today and returned to his club for treatment on the knee injury that has troubled him for a month.

Bellamy was highly critical of the Welsh team's performance in Saturday's home defeat by Finland in another Group Four qualifier, but Football Association of Wales sources insist this has had no bearing on his departure from the side.

A spokesman said: ''Craig has difficulty playing two games in five days and, although we have tried to keep this quiet, he returned to his club today.''

Wales will also be without midfielder Jason Koumas, who has a hip injury.

The absence of two of boss John Toshack's Premier League players further weakens a side whose confidence has been badly hit following criticism of the 2-0 defeat by the Finns.

Toshack is likely to bring in Bellamy's club-mate Ched Evans up front and he has several options in midfield to replace Koumas.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.