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OFFICIAL: Wales release statement on Gareth Bale

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The attacker has been sent to Madrid.

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Gareth Bale has been ruled out of Wales’ two games against Georgia and Ireland this FIFA break even though he reportedly completed a fitness test on Monday. Here’s Wales’ official statement on Bale.

The Football Association of Wales can confirm that Gareth Bale will miss the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Republic of Ireland.

Bale – who missed Real Madrid’s game against Espanyol on Sunday – arrived with the rest of the Wales squad on Sunday and attended Monday’s annual FAW Awards dinner at the team headquarters in Cardiff.

But following dialogue with Real Madrid, Bale was sent for a scan and results confirmed that he wouldn’t be fit to feature.

Barnsley striker Tom Bradshaw will now join up with the rest of the squad later today.

No official medical report on Bale has been published yet, meaning that nobody knows how much time he will have to spend on the sidelines.