Bale skips pre-Euro 2016 training camp with Wales


Gareth Bale. (Ariel Schalit/AP)

CARDIFF, Wales — Gareth Bale will not link up with Wales for its pre-European Championship training camp in Portugal because of Real Madrid‘s involvement in the Champions League final.

Bale’s name was the main omission when Wales announced an initial 29-man squad that will train in the Algarve from May 24-29 ahead of the tournament in France.

The Champions League final will be played in Milan on May 28, with Real Madrid facing Atletico Madrid.

Wales coach Chris Coleman will announce his final 23-man squad for Euro 2016 on May 31, before a friendly match against Sweden in Stockholm.

Wales is in Group B at the Euros with England, Russia and Slovakia.

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