Wales manager Chris Coleman included Gareth Bale in his 23-man squad announced Wednesday for next month's 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualifiers against Macedonia and Serbia.

Bale, who is at the centre of a proposed world-record transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid, did not feature in Wales' goalless friendly draw with the Republic of Ireland in Cardiff earlier this month. Bale, 24, was selected for that match but Coleman did not select him as the manager said he was "physically not ready" due to a foot injury.

Wales are currently fourth of the six teams in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group A, with six points from six games played and are struggling to qualify for their first major finals since the 1958 FIFA World Cup.

Wales squad
Wayne Hennessey (Wolves /ENG), Glyn Myhill (West Brom/ENG), Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere/ENG)

Defenders: Ben Davies (Swansea), Neal Eardley (Birmingham/ENG), Danny Gabbidon (Crystal Palace/ENG), Chris Gunter (Reading/ENG), Adam Matthews (Celtic/SCO), Samuel Ricketts (Wolves/ENG), Neil Taylor (Swansea), Ashley Williams (Swansea)

Midfielders: Joe Allen (Liverpool/ENG), Jack Collison (West Ham/ENG), Andrew Crofts (Brighton), Andy King (Leicester), Joe Ledley (Celtic/SCO), Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal/ENG), Jonathan Williams (Crystal Palace/ENG)

Forwards: Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur/ENG), Craig Bellamy (Cardiff), Simon Church (Charlton/ENG), Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading/ENG), Sam Vokes (Burnley/ENG)