Next Game

Andorra v Wales

Tuesday, 09 September 2014, 19:45

Euro 2016 Qualifying Group B

Last Game

Holland 2 - 0 Wales

Wednesday, 04 June 2014, 19:30

International Match

Bale could feature for Wales

Wales assistant boss Kit Symons has confirmed Gareth Bale is in contention to feature against Macedonia, live on Sky Sports.

Last Updated: 06/09/13 at 17:47 Post Comment

Gareth Bale: Could feature for Wales

Gareth Bale: Could feature for Wales

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Bale, fresh from becoming the world's most expensive footballer after completing his £85million move from Tottenham to Real Madrid, is with the Wales squad in Skopje ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Macedonia.

Bale has not played a competitive game this season, but he has travelled, and Symons admits that he is keen to play.

"He is here, he is really keen to play and wanted to be part of the squad so that is fantastic, " Symons told Sky Sports News.

"We are delighted to have him, the most important decision is to do the right thing by the player, be it a player from Real Madrid or any other club we will always do the right thing by the boys.

"He is obviously fit for selection and it has been fantastic having him as part of the squad, but obviously we are mindful of how much training he has actually done so far this season.

"What we have always done, and continue to do, is do the right thing by the players, as desperate as we are to win the game."

High finish

With four qualifying games left, whilst Wales cannot qualify for the World Cup next year, they could finish third in their group.

"We are going all out in the last four qualifiers to finish as high as we can, the third spot is up for grabs and we intend to get it," he said.

Despite being bottom of the group, Symons insists that Wales will not underestimate Macedonia.

"We have seen plenty of footage and had scouting reports and they have troubled the top teams, they have some good players and are a good team and we certainly won't underestimate them.

"We are delighted with the squad we have, it is more than strong enough to get a positive result out here."

Macedonia v Wales is live on Sky Sports 3HD at 5.55pm

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

rturo Vidal, James Rodriguez, Angel Di Maria...........who cares we have Mark Oxley.......Ah tis good to be Hibs fan :)

frakessmee
Hull keeper agrees Hibs loan

I

t's just a ride. Bill Hicks is sorely missed, what a prophet and still relevant twenty years after his death. I'm glad though he didn't get to see George Bush Jnr as President.

thesza888
Wilshere: Is He Smoking Enough?

W

hile not comparing the ability of Wilshire to Dr Socrates of Brazil, didn't he do about forty a day?

nedsmar
Wilshere sorry for smoking

Footer 365

DJ Campbell among 13 men released from bail in spot-fixing probe

DJ Campbell is among 13 men released from bail as part of a spot-fixing probe by the National Crime Agency .

Transfer news: Arsenal sign defender Calum Chambers from Southampton

Arsenal have signed defender Calum Chambers from Southampton for a fee believed to be in the region of £16million.

Indian Super League: Former Arsenal and France winger Robert Pires to play in ISL

World Cup winner and former Arsenal winger Robert Pires will participate in the inaugural Indian Super League.

Mail Box

No Wonder Wenger Doesn't Buy British

That's if reports that Calum Chambers cost Arsenal £16m are to be believed. The English premium shows no signs of disappearing. Plus, worrying about poor Southampton...

Reasons To Believe That Van Gaal Will Be The Best

Some supporters sound oh so confident on Louis Van Gaal's excellence. Plus thoughts on shirt sales, best signings, football sevens and a good deal more besides...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property