Fulham’s Schwarzer wary of Tottenham’s Bale, Arsenal’s Ramsey and Man City’s Bellamy

Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer believes Wales’ FIFA world ranking of 112 does not truly reflect what the side is capable of.

Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer believes Wales’ FIFA world ranking of 112 does not truly reflect what the side is capable of.

The veteran Australian custodian is preparing for Wednesday night’s international friendly at Cardiff City Stadium and is well aware that Wales boss Gary Speed has some dangerous players in his line-up – particularly the trio of Gareth Bale (Tottenham), Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) and Craig Bellamy (Manchester City).

“Bale is one of the most in-form players over the past 12 months in the world," he said.

"Ramsey is starting to establish himself now at Arsenal. Everyone knows how good Craig Bellamy is.

"There are some very talented players in their squad and I don't think their ranking is a fair reflection."

Wednesday’s friendly with the Dragons in Cardiff is Holger Osieck’s last chance to cast an eye over his players ahead of the opening 2014 World Cup qualifier against Thailand in Brisbane on September 2.

 
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