We took no chances with Gareth, insists Coleman

The time is right for the great Irish Bale out

This will be the fifth time the two sides have met. Wales have never beaten Georgia, losing their first three contests before drawing 1-1 at the Cardiff City Stadium in October 2016. The best eight second-place finishers from the nine groups in the European zone advance to the playoffs.

And with Chris Coleman's side only just holding on to a play-off position in Group D, Bale's injury could cost Wales a World Cup spot.

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A damaging run of five successive draws appeared to have nixed their qualification hopes, but consecutive wins - and clean sheets - against Austria, Moldova and Georgia have got them back on track.

"Ireland will come to party".

"We'll be trying to shut them out as well".

"But if he's anywhere near his best, we've got a chance of having a positive result". Coleman and co. will certainly be wary of the threat posed by Ireland, but at this stage it would be a surprise if Wales failed to secure a top-two finish. He said he had discomfort, so we decided not to take any chances - unfortunately there's a bit of damage It's untrue that he trained, we wouldn't take a chance. We have to do that - it's our strength. "We're still strong enough to go to other countries and get points". Loria and Wayne Hennessey in the opposite goal were both left relatively untroubled all game, with both teams wasting good openings in the final third. "We'll look to score goals and make sure we get over the line".

Wales coach Chris Coleman denies Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale was injured under their care. However, despite scans being taken, Real Madrid was fine with him joining the Welsh national team, despite missing Sunday's match against Espanyol.

"But the past four years have not just been about Gareth Bale".

However, we're more concerned about their habit of taking increasingly awkward team photos.

Lawrence was replaced by teenager Ben Woodburn in both of the last two games.

"I've seen a lot of Ben in this campaign and he reminds me of what Gareth was like when he was younger", Edwards said.

"Whether I disappoint people because they want to see him starting, or he doesn't come on, it is not personal to me. The goal was sensational". There was nothing against Tom; he has done good work for us. He's shown great courage tonight, because defensively he had to do a job for us, and he did it fantastically well.

It was a poor miss and there were also occasions in the second half when Wales, retreating ever deeper and unable to keep the ball, were grateful for Georgia's profligacy in front of goal.

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