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Wales manager Chris Coleman says he is still unsure whether Craig Bellamy will extend his international career into their World Cup qualifying campaign, but will continue to select the Liverpool striker as long as he is available.

Coleman has named Bellamy, 32, in his 23-man squad for the friendly against Mexico in New Jersey later this month. It had been thought Bellamy's appearance as captain in February's Gary Speed Memorial Match against Costa Rica would mark his 68th and last cap.

"I've included him in my squad. I wouldn't have included him if I didn't think he wanted to continue with us [Wales]. If Craig wants to make a statement about what he intends to do maybe that will quash all the rumours," Coleman told a press conference.

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