World Cup news

Coleman: Wales won't risk Bale

March 24, 2013
By ESPN staff
Tottenham have been given the assurance that Gareth Bale won't be risked for Wales' World Cup qualifier against Croatia if he isn't fully fit.

Bale, 23, started the 2-1 victory against Scotland but was forced off with an ankle injury at half time. However, he later claimed he was confident of returning for the game against Croatia on Tuesday.

But Wales coach Chris Coleman is unsure, and has told Tottenham that he will be fair to them.

"We only had Gareth for 45 minutes ...

Read more

ESPN Conversations