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How Wales went from minnows to the feel-good story of Euro 2016 qualifying

The last time a Welsh side qualified for a major international tournament, a 17-year old Pele would be their undoing, with a goal from the Brazilian legend knocking Wales out at the quarterfinal stage of the 1958 World Cup. But Sweden `58 would turn out to be nothing more than an anomaly, and Wales would fail to build upon their achievement. In the decades since, the country been...
Via World Soccer Talk
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Gareth Bale named Welsh Player of the Year yet again

Gareth Bale has been crowned Welsh player of the year for a record fifth time. The Real Madrid forward won the award after being involved in eight of Wales' nine goals in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign - six goals and two assists. Bale was also named players' player of the year and fans' player of the year at a Cardiff ceremony. "Look at the last year and he's scored some incredible...
Via Fox Sports
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Bale likely to be sidelined for two weeks with calf injury

MADRID -- Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is expected to be sidelined for about two weeks because of a left calf injury. Madrid says tests conducted Thursday confirmed the Welshman sustained a muscle injury in the team's 4-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Tuesday. Bale was injured in the 28th minute and had to be assisted off the field. Madrid had announced...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Agent: Gareth Bale won't return to Premier League

Gareth Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett insists the Wales international was never close to leaving Real Madrid this summer and he hopes to remain at the Bernabeu for the remainder of his career. Manchester United were linked with the 26-year-old but Barnett dismissed the rumors. "He was nowhere near leaving - that was all stupid paper talk," he said. "He is very happy at Real Madrid...
Via Fox Sports
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Soccer player places hex on Gareth Bale during free kick (Video)

Israel defender Tal Ben Haim appeared to place a hex on Wales midfielder Gareth Bale as he prepared to take a free kick during Sunday's European Championship qualification game.As Israel formed a wall between Bale and the net, Ben Haim, who was not part of the wall, was seen wiggling his fingers and waving his arms to apply the jinx. Israel's Tal Ben Haim jinxing Gareth Bale's free...
Via Holdout Sports
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Manchester United Rumored to have made Gareth Bale their #1 Transfer Target for upcoming year

The Mirror is reporting that “a high-level source at Old Trafford” stated that even after the De Gea transfer collapse, Manchester United and Real Madrid will not halt business with each other. Due to the supposed amicable relationship between both clubs, ... Read More
Via FutnSoccer
September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Bale pushes Wales closer to Euro 2016 with late header in Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus -- With a late bullet-header, Gareth Bale powered Wales closer to the European Championship and ending a 58-year wait to qualify for a major tournament again. The Real Madrid forward clinched a 1-0 victory in Cyprus on Thursday with his sixth goal in qualifying Group B for Euro 2016. It had been a frustrating 82 minutes for Bale until the goal, and his relief was...
Via AP on Fox
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Gareth Bale Doesn’t Want To Leave Real Madrid, Despite Criticism, Transfer Interest

Garet Bale isn’t ready to let go of his dream. Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett told Sky Sports on Thursday Bale does not want to leave Real Madrid this summer, despite intense criticism he receives in Spain and reported interest from leading Premier League clubs. “Why would he look to go elsewhere?” Barnett asked. “Real Madrid are the number one...
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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