Gareth Bale ruled out of Wales qualifiers

Bale ruled out of Wales qualifiers

03/10/2017 at 08:38Updated 03/10/2017 at 11:22

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has been ruled out of Wales’ final two World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and the Republic of Ireland with injury.

Bale missed Real’s game over the weekend against Espanyol having picked up a calf injury against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.

Bale was named in the Wales squad but he has now been ruled out of the international break and will miss both qualifiers.

The news come as a huge blow to Wales’ chance of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

They travel to Georgia on Friday before facing Ireland in Cardiff three days later.

Wales are currently second in Group D, one point ahead of Ireland and four points behind Serbia.