Gareth Bale: Real Madrid forward returns to Wales squad after injury

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World Cup 2022 qualification: Estonia v Wales Venue Cardiff City Stadium Date and Time: Saturday 13 November Kick-off at 19:45 BST. Live Commentary: BBC Radio Wales and Radio Cymru. Live text and score updates available on the BBC Sport app and website.

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale may win his 100th Wales cap, after being selected in the World Cup qualifying squad against Belarus and Belgium.

Bale, who holds 99 caps, was unable to play in the October qualifiers for Wales because of a hamstring injury.

Aaron Ramsey, a Juventus midfielder, is included in the match despite being "muscle tired" and being unable to play at Juve's defeat against Verona on Saturday.

Robert Page, Wales boss, said that he already had a plan for Gareth.

Bale has been out of action since the 0-0 draw between Wales and Estonia on 8 September. He had suffered an injury that Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti called "important".

Wales is elated to have Bale back, as they seek to take the Czech Republic's second spot.

Bale, the all-time leading scorer for Wales men's hockey team, would join Chris Gunter in achieving the milestone of 100 caps.

The 100-cap club also includes Jess Fishlock (Wales' most-capped player), coach Loren Dykes, and Sophie Ingle, the captain of the women's team.

"Gareth is in good shape. He is eager to go and doing all he can to stay 100% fit. Page said that he is exactly where we want him.

He's not fully trained, but he's on the grass. He will be considered for starting games.

We will be able to see how many minutes he can play, but we will need to evaluate it as we go.

"We are optimistic that he will turn up and be able to play, as we are at the moment."

Kieffer Moore from Cardiff City, the Cardiff City striker, was suspended after scoring Wales' winner in Estonia.

Moore was a crucial figure for the national team in this qualifying campaign.

Page stated that while we've done it before [coped without Moore], Kieffer is a huge loss for us - when Moore's not with the team, it’s a big missed."

"We'll have to be flexible and adapt in order to get the positive results we desire."

Page is also positive that Ramsey, a Juventus midfielder, will be available for selection.

Wales has rarely had the opportunity to select Bale and Ramsey together. Page however is optimistic that this will change.

"Aaron Ramsey is learning how to manage his body." Page stated that he recognized muscle fatigue and treated himself.

"He did it for last camp and I don’t see any change for that one. He played both games last month, and I thought he had a great time."

The Wales interim boss makes three changes in the squad he selected for the 2-2 draw against the Czech Republic and the 1-0 win over Estonia.

After being injured replacements, Will Vaulks from Cardiff City and Ben Cabango from Swansea City remain in the squad.

Luton's Tom Lockyer, on-loan Hull's midfielder Matthew Smith, and Bournemouth's David Brooks were both dropped from the squad last month. Brooks is currently being treated for stage 2 Hodgkin lymphoma.

Brooks, who has 21 Wales caps, was on overseas duty last month. He credited the Wales medical staff for helping to detect the illness.

Page said that David will be in touch by the medical team, although he has not been in contact with him personally.

He knows that we are there for him, fully supporting him. He knows that we are there for him.

Brooksy was very difficult to hear, so I can't praise our medical team enough for their professionalism and support.

"The amount of work they did that week was incredible."

Wales is third in World Cup qualifying Group A, and are level on points with Czech Republic, who are second due to a better goal difference. However, Wales has played one less game.

Page's team will face both matches at home. Belarus will visit Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday 13 November. Belgium, who have already won this group, will be visiting the Welsh capital on Tuesday 16 November.

Wales squad: Wayne Hennessey and Daniel Ward, Adam Davies. Chris Gunter, Ben Davies. Chris Mepham. James Lawrence, Rhys Norrington–Davies. Aaron Ramsey. Harry Wilson, Joe Morrell. Will Vaulks. Dylan Levitt. Sorba Thomas. Daniel James. Gareth Bale. Kieffer Moore. Tyler Roberts. Brennan Johnson. Rubin Colwill. Mark Harris.