Euro 2016 Qualifiers: Gareth Bale Holds the Key to Wales' Hopes

Wales, now ranked a lofty 29th in the FIFA standings, are set to have their biggest home attendance in two years against the Bosnians in the Euro 2016 qualifiers, with a crowd of more than 25,000 guaranteed at the Cardiff City Stadium.

updated: October 09, 2014 09:21 IST
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File photo of Wales international Gareth Bale.


Cardiff: If Wales are to finally reach a major tournament finals for the first time since the 1958 World Cup then Gareth Bale will undoubtedly need to be fit and firing in the majority of their Euro 2016 qualifiers.

So far, so good for Bale with the opening 2-1 Group B victory in Andorra last month secured courtesy of a fine goal-double by the Real Madrid superstar.

Now for the next challenge for the 100 million euros ($134 million, 79 million pounds) talisman Bale and his Wales team-mates sees them up against World Cup finalists Bosnia-Herzegovina at the Cardiff City Stadium on Friday.

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