Rob Page names Wales World Cup squad with ‘special case’ Joe Allen included

Page says Gareth Bale’s match fitness is ‘million-dollar question’‘If he’s fit, he’s playing’ insists head coach on midfielder AllenRob Page has conceded he is treating Joe Allen as a special case after naming him in his squad for Wales’s first World Cup in 64 years and admitted that Gareth Bale’s fitness for the finals remains the “million-dollar question”.By the time Wales play USA in their Group B opener Allen will not have played a competitive game for more than two months but Page is giving the Swansea midfielder every chance of being fit for their first game in Qatar and never entertained the idea of not selecting the 32-year-old because of his invaluable experience.

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