Oct 11, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ‚ÄčMillennium Stadium
Wales
1-0
MacedoniaMacedonia
Church (67')
John (58'), Taylor (75')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Sikov (80')

Aaron Ramsey dedicates win to Craig Bellamy

Ramsey dedicates win to Bellamy
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Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey dedicates a 1-0 win over Macedonia in World Cup qualifying to Craig Bellamy, following his final home game as an international.

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey has dedicated tonight's 1-0 win over Macedonia to Craig Bellamy as he edges ever closer to international retirement.

Chris Coleman's side prevailed in Bellamy's final home game for his country this evening, thanks to Simon Church's breakthrough goal midway through the second half.

Ramsey offered Bellamy the chance to take a late penalty kick but the forward declined, with the Arsenal playmaker eventually stepping up only to have his effort saved.

Following a hard-fought victory Ramsey has declared that the win will prove an important confidence boost for his young side, while insisting the three points were earned for Bellamy.

He told Sky Sports News: "It was important tonight, to start strong and we managed to do that.

"We're delighted in there. Obviously it was Craig Bellamy's last game at home and we wet off with a win for him. He's had a fantastic career so that win was for him tonight.

"I offered him the penalty and he said no you're the captain of this team you take it. All credit to him but I was I had given it to him now."

Coleman's side will now look to ensure they stay ahead of Scotland in Group A, with their final qualifier coming away to in-form Belgium on Tuesday night.

Wales player Craig Bellamy applauds the crowd after his last home appearance after the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Wales and Macedonia at Cardiff City Stadium on October 11, 2013
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