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Bale not match fit for full Wales appearance

Wales coach Chris Coleman admits Gareth Bale is not fit enough to play 90 minutes in the World Cup qualifiers against Macedonia and Serbia. The 24-year-old flew back to Cardiff on Monday night, having been unveiled to the Real Madrid fans at the Bernabeu at lunchtime following his 100million Euro move from Tottenham.

Coleman told a press conference in Cardiff: "If he is not ready we will not risk him, regardless of whether it is a world-record fee.

"We are aware a lot of people will want to see him play in the home game against Serbia.

"But he has no chance of playing 90 minutes on Friday or on Tuesday."

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