Real Madrid confident Gareth Bale fit for Tottenham clash

Real Madrid confident Gareth Bale fit for Tottenham clash

Manager Michael O'Neill deserves a medal for the way he has moulded his side into a formidable outfit who are on the cusp of reaching the World Cup finals for the first time since 1986.

The teams topping the groups qualify automatically for the finals in Russian Federation, but Wales trail leaders Serbia by four points. This was also their first victory in ten games without Gareth Bale, absent with a calf injury, a run that had stretched back to 2013.

Coleman said after losing to Portugal in the Euro 2016 semifinals that Wales had broken through a psychological barrier by advancing so far at a major tournament.

Unbeaten Wales were ninth best going into the match in Tbilisi but victory lifted them to sixth in that complex table.

He said: "Every game is important for us, we play for the three points and for our supporters". But what happened afterwards in terms of the media and the press conference, I can't control that. Without Bale, it is questionable whether they can do that.

"Everyone in the squad is there to do a job, I've done mine in previous games and then young Ben Woodburn has come on and done his bit".

"It would not be a surprise to me when we win both games". The Arsenal midfielder will win his 50th cap in Tbilisi and there is no doubt that he has played some of his best games in a Wales shirt. "There will be chances at either end and there won't be much in it".

Wales are second in their group, four points behind Serbia and with the Republic of Ireland a point behind.

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And when you include the tight ends, they need the group as a whole to get hats on hats and open up more running lanes. By comparison, USC's college football team, which shares the LA Coliseum with the Rams , sold 84,000 tickets.

Bale has so often been the man to unlock the opposition for Wales, netting four times in seven games during this qualifying period.

The bad-tempered 0-0 draw with Ireland in March was overshadowed by the horrific injury suffered by Coleman, from which the Everton full-back is yet to recover, after a reckless challenge from Wales defender Neil Taylor. We'll not make it easy for Wales'.

One more to go, and all we can do is our work, and we're doing that. If they don't buy into it, I'm dead in the water anyway.

The Welsh global will miss his country's final two World Cup qualifying games - at Georgia and home to the Republic of Ireland - with a strained calf muscle in his left leg.

"Gareth will be there".

"Tom has been around a while and we don't look at him as a lad any more", said Williams. "I never demanded them to come".

If that happens, the Scots can go second ahead of the final round of games if they can see off Slovakia in Glasgow. "The Republic will be ready for it, so we're going to need all the help we can get".