Gareth Bale could miss Spurs game with injury worse than feared

Wales football team's Gareth Bale who was injured during last week’s UEFA Champions League match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund will miss the remaining two FIFA World Cup qualifier matches for his country

The Real Madrid forward had become a fixture on the dais at the annual ceremony but was beaten to the prize on Monday evening by Reading full back Chris Gunter.

The Football Association of Wales said Bale's withdrawal was down to scan results on an injured calf, which was confirmed following talks with Real.

Wales are now in second place in Group D, four points behind leaders Serbia and one point above the Republic.

The entire 30-man Ireland squad are due to train this morning with O'Neill hopeful that James McCarthy, Harry Arter and David McGoldrick can shake off problems ahead of Friday's clash with Moldova.

Bale's fitness has been a source of concern since he suffered a calf muscle strain playing for Real Madrid against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last week.

Bale is the most high-profile player in the Welsh side and the country's hopes of qualifying for next year's World Cup in Russian Federation are still hanging in the balance.

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After a sensational season in which he netted winners in the Copa del Rey and Champions League final victories, he began missing more and more games.

Despite Bale's absence, Bradshaw could well be kept out of the starting line-up by Liverpool teenager Ben Woodburn. Blancos coach Zinedine Zidane has maintained since that the issue was not so serious, but the 28-year-old did miss his club's 2-0 La Liga win at home to Espanyol last weekend.

Bale faces being ruled out for up to four weeks which makes him a doubt for potential World Cup playoffs next month.

Only the group winners are guaranteed a place at the World Cup in Russian Federation next year.

"These two massive games are up there with the biggest that we have had and hopefully we can do it".

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