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HOW BALE'S FOUR-LETTER WORD SPARKED A MEDIA FRENZY...

With their war of words in full flow it was inevitable Gareth Bale would be handed a grenade with the pin firmly pulled out when addressing the media ahead of Wales' massive Euro 2016 showdown with England in Lens on Thursday afternoon. And so it proved when the Wales and Real Madrid superstar was asked: 'How many English players would make Chris Coleman's current line-up?' Does the Welsh talisman reel off a number of English names and risk the wrath of his team-mates or give the awaiting press pack some meat and drink copy and back Coleman's boys ahead of the biggest game in Welsh football history. With a mischevious smile and revelling in winding up the Three Lions, Bale gave a one-word answer: "None!" Has one four-letter word ever caused so many headlines? We give you the best of the bunch and the stores awaiting Bale and Co as they headed down for their coffee and croissants at the Welsh team hotel in Dinard, yesterday morning......

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jun 16, 2016
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