Bale to miss Irish clash
Ryan Giggs expects Gareth Bale to miss Wales’ Nations League clash against the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday.
Bale was sidelined for Wales’ 4-1 friendly defeat against Spain in Cardiff on Thursday after aggravating a groin injury while playing for Real Madrid against Alaves last weekend.
The 29-year-old had hoped to recover for his country’s trip to Dublin next week but the Wales manager admitted he doesn’t expect his star to be back in time.
“We will make a decision in the next couple of days,” Giggs said after the Spain match.
Bale scored four goals in his first nine appearances for Real this season but has been bothered by the injury for weeks. —AFP