Injured Bale out of Wales friendly
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Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale will not feature for Wales in Wednesday's friendly against the Republic of Ireland in Cardiff.

The 24-year-old trained on his own at Wales' Newport base this afternoon but his fitness will not be risked as he recovers from a foot injury. Bale, who has not played for Spurs in nearly a month, has been widely linked with a world record transfer to Real Madrid.

Bale was understood to be concerned at doing further damage to his foot with the move potentially on the horizon, and an Football Association of Wales (FAW) spokesman confirmed to Press Association Sport he will not be in Chris Coleman's matchday plans.