Playing for Wales 'the best' says Bellamy

Bellamy is the third most-capped player in Welsh history and will win his 77th cap against Macedonia in Friday's qualifier.

This is the last week of my Wales career, I will not play in November.

To play 70-odd times has been the best, even with the disappointments, the lows and the times I did not want to play again, because defeats can do that to you.

But to have the honour of going out and singing the anthem 70-odd's different, it's the best and I hope I get the chance to do it on Friday and again on Tuesday.

I am just grateful for every game I have been lucky enough to play for my country and I really mean that.

It's an honour to play for your country at any level and in any sport. When you get the opportunity to do it 70-odd times it is hard to let go.

I can't tell you how I will feel playing my final home game on Friday. The emotion of it will probably hit me more later on, when I am watching the team, but I have to do what is best for the national team and this group of players are the future.

– Craig Bellamy, Wales and Cardiff striker


Bellamy confirms Wales exit

Craig Bellamy has confirmed he will end his international career after the World Cup qualifiers against Macedonia and Belgium this month.