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Wales gear up for final warm-up match

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Wales will today play their final warm-up game ahead of their Euro 2016 campaign.

Chris Coleman's men will take on Sweden at Stockholm in a 3pm kick off.

The match could see two of the best players in Europe go head to head, if both Gareth Bale and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are fielded.

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Gareth Bale looks forward to linking up with Wales after fitness scare

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Gareth Bale has declared himself ready for Wales' Euro 2016 campaign.

Bale gave Wales a huge fitness scare during Real Madrid's Champions League final victory on Saturday night when he was barely able to run during the 30 minutes of extra time.

The 26-year-old had a severe bout of cramp against Atletico Madrid, but he was forced to stay on the pitch as Real had used their three substitutes.

Bale still managed to step up and score in the penalty shoot-out as the Wales squad watched on anxiously from their pre-Euros training camp in Portugal.

Wales boss Chris Coleman names his squad this afternoon.

We are going to need him through this tournament definitely, it is on the world stage and everyone will be watching. He is a top player and he knows how to handle that.

His experience will be valuable in and around the dressing room when it comes to it. He has the most experience of all of us of big occasions, and normally he doesn't let us down.

– Ashley Williams, Wales Captain

Gareth Bale suffers knee injury ahead of Euro match

Welsh forward Gareth Bale has suffered a knee injury, his club Real Madrid have announced.

Bale was seen limping against Manchester City. Credit: PA

Real are one point behind leaders Barcelona in the Primera Division title race and it has been reported on the Marca.com website that Bale will miss the penultimate league game of the season against Valencia on Sunday.

Following the tests carried out on Gareth Bale, he has been diagnosed with a joint strain in his right knee. His recovery will continue to be assessed

– Real Madrid's official website

Bale was influential as Real reached the final of the Champions League on Wednesday by beating Manchester City 1-0 in Madrid.

But the 26-year-old was later left limping in the win.

News of Bale's injury will also concern Wales fans as it comes little more than a month before they play their first game at Euro 2016 against Slovakia on June 11th.

Gareth Bale a dad for the second time to baby Nava

Gareth Bale has announced on social media that he has become a dad for the second time.

The Wales striker - who will miss this week's friendly match ahead of Euro 2016 - said the name of his new daughter was Nava.

Nava is believed to be a Hebrew name, traditionally meaning "beautiful".

Bale already has a three-year-old daughter Alba Viola, who was born in 2012.

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Gareth Bale celebrates win with festive twist on his Christmas tree

Welsh star Gareth Bale celebrated with his football team Real Madrid yesterday after a win against Rayo Vallecano.

Instead of a star, Bale shared a photo on social media of the match ball on top of his Christmas tree.

Bale scored 4 goals contributing to the final score of 10-2 at the Bernabeu stadium in Spain.

Gareth Bale says thanks for baby congratulations

Gareth Bale has Tweeted his thanks for all the congratulation messages he received after announcing he is expecting his second baby.

Gareth Bale and pregnant girlfriend Emma Rhys-Jones attend the world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Credit: PA

The Wales striker and his partner Emma Rhys-Jones revealed the news last night when they attended the premiere of the latest James Bond film 'Spectre' at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Today Bale was back to his physio sessions.

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