Soccer-Injured Bale ruled out of Wales friendly with Ireland (Reuters)

(Fixes spelling of Symons) LONDON, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Wales midfielder Gareth Bale will not play against Ireland in a friendly on Wednesday due to a foot problem that has troubled him since mid-July, said assistant manager Kit Symons. Bale joined up with the squad despite being sidelined since picking up the injury in a pre-season friendly for his club Tottenham Hotspur and had a light training session on Monday. However, Symons told Sky Sports News there was no chance of Bale playing against the Irish at the Cardiff City Stadium. “Gareth will do a light session. …

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