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Bale fit to play against Slovakia and says Wales can win their qualifying group

Gareth Bale is likely to play on Sunday Credit: PA Images

Wales will be without Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey for their first Euro 2020 qualifier tomorrow, but Gareth Bale is available to play.

The Real Madrid winger said on Saturday his side can win their group and qualify for the tournament in the summer of 2020.

Wales play Slovakia at the Cardiff City Stadium tomorrow.

After he was rested for the friendly victory over Trinidad and Tobago in midweek, Wales Manager Ryan Giggs confirmed on Saturday that Gareth Bale is fully fit and available for selection.

However, Giggs described losing Aaron Ramsey to injury as a 'blow' to Wales.

We hoped Aaron would make it but he has gone back to Arsenal. It's a blow.

– Wales Manager, Ryan Giggs

Gareth Bale was upbeat about Wales' chances of progressing to the Euro 2020 finals.

I'm looking forward to this qualifying campaign for Wales.

We're ready to give everything for the jersey. We want to be playing in the major tournaments and experience again what we've been through.

We're going for top spot. There's no reason why we can't win the group.

– Gareth Bale

At the end of the press conference, a journalist was a little starstruck for the Wales star, as you can see in the video below.

Watch our video showing Wales' qualifying campaign and their Road to Euro 2020.

Slovakia star Marek Hamsik admits he is wary of playing Wales again after losing to them at Euro 2016.

Former Napoli midfielder Hamsik was part of the Slovakia side beaten 2-1 in Bordeaux as Wales started their march to the semi-finals of that tournament.

Wales has quality and I remember that match. It was quite unlucky for us. We could have won but then we lost it. Wales showed their power.

– Slovakia Captain, Marek Hamsik