Gareth Bale: Chris Coleman hopes Spurs forward will play for Wales

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Coleman hopes Bale will face Republic of Ireland

Wales manager Chris Coleman hopes Gareth Bale will report for international duty despite ongoing speculation surrounding a possible transfer to Real Madrid.

The Tottenham forward has been named in the squad to face the Republic of Ireland in Cardiff on 14 August.

Bale is nursing an injury but Coleman is hoping the 24-year-old will recover in time to play for his country.

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