Livescore Daily: Gareth Bale is capped by Wales for the 110th time

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record breaker

Gareth Bale became Wales’ all-time cap when he was called up in the starting XI for tonight’s World Cup clash against Iran.

Bale played his 110th game for his country and led a side that showed a change from the side that started Group B on Monday with a 1-1 draw with the United States.

The Los Angeles FC star, 33, had previously tied with Chris Gunter in 109 senior games.

new business

Trevoh Chalobah has vowed to keep going all out in a Chelsea shirt after signing a long-term contract extension with the club.

The 23-year-old academic is now committed to the Blues until at least June 2028, with an option for a further year.

He said: “I am delighted to sign this contract. It was always an honor for me to put on the jersey.

“I want to give my all and do everything for this club. As everyone knows, I’ve been here from a young age and to continue here is every kid’s dream.

“Whenever I get the chance, I will give everything for the club.”

Ready to go

France coach Didier Deschamps has confirmed that Raphael Varane is fit and ready to face Denmark tomorrow.

Varane, 29, was an unused substitute as Deschamps’ side opened their World Cup defense with a 4-1 win over Australia on Tuesday.

But the defender, who sustained a leg injury in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea in October, is fighting for a place in the side against the Danes.

Deschamps said: “He was ready to play in the first game. He was fit. We discussed these issues with him.

“He’s still fit for the second game. Of course we have to make decisions. His experience is one thing to take into account.

“The main thing is that he’s ready and fit and I know that’s the case, so I have to make a decision on that.”

On hold

Hugo Lloris and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will go from teammates to opponents tomorrow night
Hugo Lloris and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will go from teammates to opponents tomorrow night

Hugo Lloris and Tottenham team-mate Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will put their friendship aside when France and Denmark clash.

Les Bleus skipper Lloris, 35, said: “It’s a 90-minute fight that will be very important for both countries.

“We will put this friendship on hold for 90 minutes but be friends again after that. We have a very good relationship.

“I’m sure he will play a very important role in the Danish team. It will be great to see him and Christian.” [Eriksen] also.”


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