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Bale 'likely to be fit for final two qualifiers'.

GARETH BALE is likely to be out for no more than three weeks with his calf injury, according to Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez.

Wales star Bale came off in Real's 4-0 Champions League victory over Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday and was later diagnosed with a soleus muscle injury.

But Benitez says he should be fit for Wales' crucial Euro 2016 qualifiers against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Andorra next month.

"It is a small injury and it appears he recovers quickly," he added.

Wales are sweating on Bale's fitness as they need one point from their Euro 2016 double-header to end a 58-year wait to play at a major tournament.

Chris Coleman's side need a draw against Bosnia-Herzegovina on October 10 or Andorra three days later to qualify for the European Championship in France.

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Sep 19, 2015
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