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Craig Bellamy considering retirement

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Cardiff City striker Craig Bellamy has hinted at retirement after Wales' defeat in Macedonia on Friday. 

Bellamy helped his local team Cardiff City gain promotion to the Premier League last season and has captained the side on numerous occasions, however, the 34-year-old has looked slightly leggy this season and may be feeling-his-age. 

The Wales international was part of the team that lost to Macedonia 2-1 in Friday's World Cup qualifier, and it may be a result of that poor performance, but Bellamy told BBC Sport afterwards, that he is already thinking about life after football. 

"The way I'm feeling now, it could be my last season in football. I have so much to look forward to after football," said Bellamy. 

The Cardiff City fan has played over 75 times for his country, scoring 19 goals, but perhaps, with the intensity of being back in the Premier League taking it's toll, Bellamy could seriously be considering hanging up his boots. 

"I've been playing at a professional level for 17-18 years now and there's more to life. I love the game, don't get me wrong. I've cherished every moment of it," he added

The Welshman has played in England's top flight for over 12 seasons in his 17-year career but going by his words, Bellamy's last season could be Cardiff City's debut season in the Premier League. 

"Life isn't just about football. The adventure starts when you finish and I'm looking forward to that," he concluded

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