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Bale named in Wales squad for Nations League group decider

Gareth Bale was named in the Wales squad for their Nations League group decider against Denmark Credit: PA

Gareth Bale was named in the Wales squad for their Nations League group decider against Denmark after missing last month's international action.

The Real Madrid forward missed the high-profile friendly defeat to Spain and the Nations League victory against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin through muscle fatigue.

But Bale has featured in Real's four games since the last international break and he is part of Ryan Giggs' 26-man squad for the Denmark tie on November 16 and the away friendly with Albania four days later.

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey and Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu are also back after missing the Ireland game.



Ramsey withdraws from Wales squad against Ireland

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Aaron Ramsey has withdrawn from Wales' squad ahead of their Nations League encounter against Ireland on Tuesday because of family reasons.

The Arsenal midfielder earned his 56th international cap in the 4-1 friendly defeat to Spain last Thursday, captaining Wales in the second half.

However, the Football Association of Wales announced he will not travel with the squad to Dublin, with Swansea winger Daniel James called up from the under-21s to take his place.

The FAW said in a tweet: "Daniel James has been called up to the senior team from the under 21's this morning.

Aaron Ramsey will no longer travel with the squad to Dublin due to family reasons."

Bale leaves Wales squad - will miss clash with Republic of Ireland

Bale will miss the clash with Republic of Ireland. Credit: PA

Gareth Bale returned to Real Madrid on Sunday and will miss Wales’ Nations League clash with the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday, the Football Association of Wales has announced.

A groin injury has reduced Bale’s playing time for Real in recent weeks and he missed Wales’ 4-1 loss to Spain in Cardiff on Thursday.

FA Wales said on Twitter: “Gareth Bale has returned to his club this afternoon and will not travel to Dublin with the rest of the squad.”

The former Tottenham forward was presented with a Golden Boot prior to kick-off against Spain in honour of his record tally of 30 goals.

Wales boss Ryan Giggs explained Bale’s absence was due to muscle fatigue.

And Giggs suggested after the loss to Spain at the Principality Stadium that Bale would be absent for the trip across the Irish Sea.

“Gareth is struggling for Tuesday,” Giggs said on Thursday.

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