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Wales lose in Macedonia

Wales lost 2-1 to Macedonia in their World Cup qualifier in Skopje. New Real Madrid signing Gareth Bale played no part in the game from the bench.

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Bale trains with Wales teammates ahead of qualifiers

New Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has been training with his Wales teammates again today, ahead of their World Cup qualifying games against Macedonia and Serbia.

The 24-year-old from Cardiff was unveiled in Madrid on Monday, after a world-record £85m move from Tottenham.

Gareth Bale is challenged by Joe Ledley and Ashley Williams. Credit: Football Association of Wales

He arrived back at the Wales team hotel late on Monday night, before taking part in training yesterday.

Wales manager Chris Coleman has confirmed Bale is fit to play a part in the competitive double-header.

The Wales squad have been training at their base in the Vale of Glamorgan. Credit: Football Association of Wales

Wales fly out to Macedonia on Thursday ahead of Friday night's clash in Skopje.

They then face Serbia in Cardiff on 10 September.

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