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Arsenal midfielder aiming to fulfil career ambition

Aaron Ramsey is a key man for Wales. Credit: PA

Aaron Ramsey plans to fulfil a career ambition when Wales seek to end 58 years of hurt against Israel on Sunday.

Wales stand on the brink of reaching a major tournament for the first time since the 1958 World Cup after beating Cyprus 1-0 in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Thursday night.

It's always something I've wanted to try and do, to take Wales to a major championship.

We know what's on the line for Sunday. So hopefully we will take that opportunity, put on a show and get the three points because it will mean the world to me.

The fans want a party but we have to do the job on the pitch first.

We need to get rest in, recover and hopefully put in a performance which is better on the ball than we were in Cyprus.

– Aaron Ramsey



Heavy rain and thunder expected to sweep across UK

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast to sweep across much of the UK today, with a yellow weather warning for rain issued for England, Wales and parts of Scotland.

A yellow warning for rain has been issued Credit: Met Office

The Met Office has warned that the wet weather will move across western areas this morning before settling over the east later on, with the possibility of thunder and lightning following suit.

There is also a risk of localised flooding in the south east and East Anglia, experts predict, with up to 25mm of rain expected to fall within an hour and more than 50mm by the end of the day.

Euro 2016 qualification top of Bale's agenda

Gareth Bale celebrates scoring the winner against Belgium on Friday. Credit: PA

Helping Wales get to their first major tournament since 1958 is top of Gareth Bale's wish list for next season, he has said.

The 25-year-old marked his 50th international appearance on Friday with the only goal against Belgium to take Wales to within touching distance of Euro 2016.

The Real Madrid forward's strike moved Chris Coleman's side three points clear at the top of Group B with four games remaining.

I think everybody knows how much I want to get to a major tournament with Wales. It's top of my list now. It's on, so we'll keep working hard to do it.

We know what position we're in and we're going to enjoy this.

We know there's still a long way to go. We can enjoy now, but when the next camp comes around we will be straight back on the floor.

We will be working hard on the training field and ready to do the business.

– Gareth Bale
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