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Real Madrid's Bale left out of Wales training squad

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale left out of Wales preliminary squad for euro 2016

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Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale was not included in the 29-man Wales squad announced by manager Chris Coleman on Monday for a pre-Euro 2016 training camp in Portugal.

Wales head to the Algarve for a five-day get-together on May 24 and Bale is due to line up for Real against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final in Milan on May 28.

In his absence, the stand-out names were Swansea City centre-back Ashley Williams, the captain, Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen of Liverpool.

Coleman, who has led Wales to a first major tournament since the 1958 World Cup, will whittle his squad down to the required 23 players on May 31.

Wales play their final pre-tournament friendly game against Sweden in Stockholm on June 5.

They open their Euro 2016 Group B campaign against Slovakia in Bordeaux on June 11 before playing England in Lens five days later and then tackling Russia in Toulouse on June 20.