Wales manager Chris Coleman picks Team GB stars for midweek friendly

Wales manager picks Olympic players
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Wales manager Chris Coleman includes Gareth Bale and his Great Britain players in a 22-man squad for next week's friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Wales manager Chris Coleman has admitted that he is glad the Olympic Games are over so that he can concentrate on his team's qualifying preparations.

Coleman has named a strong squad for Wales's friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina next week, the team's final match before they start their World Cup qualifying campaign.

Gareth Bale was selected alongside Great Britain quartet Aaron Ramsey, Craig Bellamy, Joe Allen and Neil Taylor.

Coleman said: "The boys who were there did well, but what I want to concentrate on is Wales as all of us here are aware of what is coming up and we are trying to get to the World Cup in Brazil.

"This game is an important step before that. It's a big game Bosnia, they're a good team."

A number of players also return for Wales after missing the country's last international fixture against Mexico in New York, including Joe Ledley and Jack Collison.

Wales squad: Jason Brown (Aberdeen), Boaz Myhill (West Bromwich Albion), Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere Rovers); Darcy Blake (Cardiff), James Collins (West Ham), Chris Gunter (Reading), Adam Matthews (Celtic), Sam Ricketts (Bolton), Neil Taylor (Swansea), Ashley Williams (Swansea); Joe Allen (Swansea), Jack Collison (West Ham), Andrew Crofts (Brighton), David Edwards (Wolves), Joe Ledley (Celtic), Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal); Gareth Bale (Tottenham), Craig Bellamy (Cardiff City), Simon Church (Reading), Steve Morison (Norwich), Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading), Sam Vokes (Burnley)

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