Wales manager John Toshack refused to comment on Craig Bellamy‘s international future following Wednesday’s 1-0 friendly defeat to Sweden.
Bellamy, 30, was a surprise omission from the squad when it was announced for the clash in Swansea.
The City striker recently returned from a knee injury in red-hot form for his club side.
Bellamy has scored three goals in his last two club games – including a brace against Premier League leaders Chelsea last weekend – but Toshack refused to answer questions on his absence during his post-match press conference.
When asked for any comments on Bellamy, he replied: “No comment whatsoever.”
Meanwhile, Toshack also bemoaned the absence of Aaron Ramsey after the Arsenal starlet suffered a horrific double leg break last weekend.
In a tribute to the stricken teenager, the Wales players warmed up before the game in T-shirts bearing his name.
“We learned we want Aaron Ramsey back as quickly as possible.
“In the last few games we have found his best position in our set-up.
“We have had just the one session and since the last game we have virtually had the heart ripped out of the side, particularly in the middle of the park.
“We have (Jack) Collison, (Joe) Ledley, (David) Edwards, Ramsey – we have high hopes them but we haven’t had them in the same side yet.”