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Gareth Bale to be given special send off before Wales v Latvia kick-off

A special send-off will be given to Gareth Bale by fans at the Cardiff City Stadium before Wales face Latvia.

On Tuesday night, the Cardiff City Stadium will host Wales’ game against Latvia and legend Gareth Bale will be in attendance.

It will be the first Wales home game since Bale’s retirement announcement in January, and the Red Wall supporters will bid him farewell with a pre-match presentation.

The 33-year-old is expected to address the sell-out crowd during the presentation at the Euro 2024 qualifier match.

Rob Page’s team showed that they could thrive with new skipper Aaron Ramsey at the hrlm, as they secured a vital draw against Croatia away from home. Nathan Broadhead’s dramatic equaliser in the dying moments of the game ensured that Wales earned a valuable point. Bale’s appearance at the Cardiff City Stadium comes after this impressive performance by the Welsh team.

Earlier this year, the ex-Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid star, who won 111 caps for Wales, announced his immediate retirement from football.

Gareth Bale played a crucial role in Wales’ historic Euro 2016 campaign, and he captained his country during Euro 2020 and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

With 41 goals scored for Wales, Bale holds the record for being the top scorer for the men’s side, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest Welsh players of all time, if not the best.

In January, when Gareth Bale announced his retirement, he wrote a heartfelt statement expressing that playing for Wales had been a dream come true for him.

“I feel incredibly fortunate to have realised my dream of playing the sport I love. It has truly given me some of the best moments of my life. The highest of highs over 17 seasons, that will be impossible to replicate, no matter what the next chapter has in store for me.” he wrote.

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“From my very first touch at Southampton to my last with LAFC and everything in between, shaped a club career that I have an immense pride and gratitude for. Playing for and captaining my country 111 times has truly been a dream come true.

“To show my gratitude to all of those that have played their part along this journey, feels like an impossibility. I feel indebted to many people for helping to change my life and shape my career in a way I couldn’t have ever dreamed of when I first started out at 9 years old.”