October 1, 2022
Gareth Bale focuses on 'dream' World Cup amid club uncertainty

The former Real Madrid and Tottenham forward played a key role in securing a 1-0 victory over Ukraine in their European play-off final at the Cardiff City Stadium with 34th-minute free-kick which was headed into his own net by Andriy Yarmolenko.

Bale told Sky Sports with a smile “for a little bit” when asked how the result affects his future, adding: “It’s the greatest result in the history of Welsh football.

“I am just delighted we are going to a World Cup. It means everything, it’s what dreams are made of. I’m speechless. I’m so glad we’ve done it for these amazing fans.

“We are just confident going into games now. We don’t hope to qualify for the World Cup or Euros now, we believe we can do it, so there’s been a massive change in the mentality as well.

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