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Wales handed huge blow ahead of Belgium World Cup qualifier

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Ahead of an important World Cup qualifier between Wales and Belgium, Gareth Bale will again be sidelined.

Wales captain Gareth Bale is out for the national team’s World Cup qualifier against Belgium on Tuesday.

After two months out with a hamstring injury, Bale won his 100th international cap in Saturday’s 5-1 win over Belarus. He came off at half-time, which Rob Page claims was always the plan. The interim coach, however, conceded on Monday that the forward wouldn’t start against Belgium, adding that he could miss the entire game altogether.

Wales have confirmed that to be the case, with Bale’s name missing from the 23-man squad submitted to UEFA for the clash.

Wales 23-man squad

Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey, Danny Ward, Adam Davies.

Defenders: Chris Gunter, Neco Williams, Ben Davies, Chris Mepham, Joe Rodon, Connor Roberts, Rhys Norrington-Davies, James Lawrence.

Midfielders: Joe Allen, Harry Wilson, Aaron Ramsey, Jonny Williams, Rubin Colwill, Joe Morrell, Will Vaulks, Daniel James, Brennan Johnson, Sorba Thomas.

Forwards: Tyler Roberts, Kieffer Moore.

Who else is missing?

Page has not included Cardiff City forward Mark Harris in his squad. Chelsea defender Ethan Ampadu, who is on loan at Serie A club Venezia, is suspended for the World Cup qualifier.

On the bright side, Kieffer Moore returns from his suspension for the clash at the Cardiff City Stadium.

For match details and betting tips of the showdown between Wales and Belgium, check out the link here.