Bale trains apart as Wales gear up for Portugal

Gareth Bale trained apart from his teammates on Monday as Wales continued preparations for their Euro 2016 semifinal against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal on Wednesday.

While Bale’s teammates warmed up on the pitch at the team’s training base in Dinard, northwest France, the Real Madrid star and midfielder David Edwards were put through their paces by a fitness coach.

A Football Association of Wales spokesman told AFP that Bale was not injured.

Defender Ben Davies and in-form midfielder Aaron Ramsey were present, despite both being suspended for Wednesday’s game in Lyon.

The only absentee from the 23-man squad was winger David Cotterill, who observes a customised training schedule devised in consultation with his club, Birmingham City.

Wales qualified for the first major tournament semifinal in their history by beating Belgium 3-1 in Lille last Friday.

They are due to train in Dinard again on Tuesday before travelling to Lyon later in the day.

© AFP

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