In­jured Bale is fight­ing a los­ing bat­tle

The Citizen (KZN) - - SPORT - Cardiff

– Ryan Giggs ex­pects Gareth Bale (right) 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.

He had hoped to re­cover for the trip to Dublin next week, but the Wales boss ad­mit­ted he doesn’t ex­pect his star to be back in time.

“Gareth is strug­gling for Tues­day. We will make a de­ci­sion in the next cou­ple of days. – AFP

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