Wales' squad for their final two FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers against Macedonia and Belgium was further depleted when captain Ashley Williams was ruled out with an ankle injury.

Williams's withdrawal means that ten players from the 23-man squad named by manager Chris Coleman last week have since pulled out.

Williams, 29, will now return to club side Swansea City for treatment on an ankle ligament problem.

Wales face Macedonia in Cardiff on Friday before ending their European qualification Group A campaign away to Belgium next Tuesday, but they can no longer qualify for next year's tournament in Brazil.