Gareth Bale cools retirement talk after Wales’ Euros exit

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Gareth Bale has cooled talk that he is set to retire from international football.

Before Euro 2020, there had had been speculation the 31-year-old was thinking about hanging up his boots after confirming he knew plans for the future but would not reveal it prior to the tournament.

Bale added that doing so would “cause chaos” and, as a result, speculation grew Bale was going to call time on his career after a loan spell with Tottenham.

The forward added fuel to the fire by storming out of an interview when quizzed about international retirement following Wales’ 4-0 loss to Denmark on Saturday in the last 16 of Euro 2020.

But Bale has now cooled that talk and told S4C: “I want to continue to play. People ask stupid questions all the time, but obviously I love playing for Wales. I’ll play for Wales until the day that I stop playing football.

“We’ve just started the World Cup campaign, and we need to take this experience into that.

“I feel like we have a very good way of playing when we play well and we need to keep that confidence high, keep playing football and I think we can qualify for the next World Cup.”

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