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Bale to escape ban

July 25, 2012
By ESPN staff
Team GB coach Stuart Pearce and the English FA will not complain over Gareth Bale's participation for Tottenham in a friendly match, meaning he will not be banned from playing for his club by FIFA until August 12.

Bale scored as Spurs drew 1-1 with LA Galaxy during their American tour on Tuesday, but had been withdrawn from GB coach Stuart Pearce's squad for the Olympics because of injury.

That led FIFA president Sepp Blatter to claim that Bale could be banned for playing for ...

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