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Allen hands Wales World Cup training boost

Midfielder Joe Allen has resumed training in Qatar, giving Wales a big advantage before their World Cup opener against the United States on Monday.

Since suffering a hamstring injury for his club team Swansea City on September 17, the 32-year-old has been sidelined from competition.

Wales, which is taking part in the World Cup for the first time since 1958, depends heavily on Allen.

Together with his teammates, Allen attended Wales’ first training session in Qatar.

Sean Connelly, Wales’ chief physician, and he worked individually to round off the session.

Wales has changed the dates of every World Cup practise in order to deal with the oppressive heat in Qatar.

Robert Page’s team was scheduled to practise at 13:30 local time, however because of the heat, Wales delayed their session until 16:00 local time at their Al-Sadd headquarters in Doha.