Gareth Bale scored but his Welsh side missed out on promotion to League A following a 2-1 defeat in Cardiff to Denmark.
A win for Wales, who were on 6 points from 3 games going into the fixture, would’ve seen them promoted, but they lost in front of a 32,354 strong crowd as goals from Nicolai Jorgensen and Martin Braithwaite gave the Danes victory. Bale scored a late goal to set up a tense finale, but the Danes held on to complete a home and away set over Ryan Giggs’ men, having beaten them 2-0 in Aarhus back in September. Continue reading
A calf strain injury has ruled Gareth Bale out of Wales’ crunch WC qualifiers against Georgia and the Republic of Ireland. The forward did not play in Real’s game against Espanyol and it was hoped that he would be be fit, but he is not at 100%, with Barnsley forward Tom Bradshaw called to replace Bale in the national squad.
Wales are second in the group behind Serbia, with two games to play. They’re looking to qualify for their first World Cup since 1958.
Since 2013, Wales have played six games without Bale and have not won a game, drawing three and losing three in his absence.
Gareth Bale played the full 90 minutes as Wales breathed new life into their World Cup qualifying hopes with a 1-0 win at home against Austria. The visitors had the better chances in the first half, but were wasteful, with Arnautovic and Sabitzer both going close.
The break through eventually came through Liverpool teenager, Ben Woodburn, who scored a scorcher for his first international goal.
Wales are now four points behind group leaders Serbia with three games to play, but the gap between Chris Coleman’s side and the Republic of Ireland, who drew in Georgia, has been reduced to two.
Here is Ben Woodburn’s stunner (vid source)