Gareth Bale awarded objective that obtained Wales to Qatar World Cup finals – regardless of ball flying in off Yarmolenko

GARETH BALE has been formally awarded the objective which took Wales to their first World Cup since 1958.

The Dragons edged out Ukraine 1-0 in a tense play-off in Cardiff earlier this month.

Gareth Bale celebrates Wales' winner against Ukraine


Gareth Bale celebrates Wales’ winner towards UkraineCredit score: Getty
The goal was originally an Andriy Yarmolenko own goal


The objective was initially an Andriy Yarmolenko personal objectiveCredit score: Richard Pelham / The Solar

The decisive first-half strike was initially recorded as an personal objective by Andriy Yarmolenko because the ex-West Ham man stooped to inadvertently head in a Bale free-kick.

Nonetheless an announcement from the FA Wales mentioned: “Following a technical evaluate, Gareth Bale has been awarded the successful objective towards Ukraine that despatched us to the World Cup.

“Llongyfarchiadau ein Capten! (Congratulations to our captain!) Time to rejoice that objective over again!”

It means Bale – who will play for Los Angeles FC from subsequent month – scored all three of his nation’s targets of their two play off video games.

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The nation’s all-time main scorer additionally struck twice within the 2-1 win over Austria within the semi-final again in March.

His tally now stands at 41.

Wales are up towards England, Iran and the USA – Bale’s new nation of residence – in Qatar.

Their eagerly-awaited conflict with the Three Lions is on November 29.


Bale will hope his spell in California will get him in form for the World Cup.

But when Cardiff have their approach he could possibly be heading again to Wales subsequent season.


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