Gareth Bale urges schools in Wales to treat Iran conflict as ‘mini history lesson’

Gareth Bale I have urged teachers wales Let the kids watch the World Cup “mini history lesson” in Qatar.

Wales’ second match of the 2022 World Cup will begin at 10am GMT on Friday when the children are in class.

The PA news agency revealed earlier this month that the children had been given the go-ahead to support Robert Page’s side.

The Welsh government has left it up to individual schools to decide whether to allow children to watch sports, and Bell wants as many of them as possible to do so.

Bell said: “Being the kick-off in Wales at 10am, if I was one of the teachers, I would let them watch the game.

“I hope they do. For us to be at the World Cup in Wales is a historic moment.

“I know some parents of kids who want to watch sports, but don’t want to take them out of school.



It’s a short history lesson, and hopefully it will be a great opportunity for all of them

Gareth Bale

“So I think a lot of schools will step up the game to cheer us on and get behind us.

“It’s a mini history lesson, and hopefully it will be a great opportunity for all of them.”

Bale will make history by becoming the most capped male footballer against his country Iran,

The 33-year-old captain – who made his debut in 2006 and is Wales’ record scorer with 41 goals – will win his 110th cap against Iran.

it will see him overtaking chris gunterWhich will come as a substitute for Friday’s encounter, and will take him to the top spot in his own right.

Bell said: “To be honest, I’m not focusing on the cap, just trying to focus on the game.

“On a personal level this is an amazing achievement, it is an honor to represent my country so many times.

“But it’s more important that we try and get the win. Hopefully we can and that will make it even more special.”

joe allen Joined the main group on Wednesday having recovered from a hamstring problem.

The 72-time capped Allen, who was injured while playing for Swansea on 17 September, had been training on his own in Qatar until then.

Manager Page said, “Joe passed his fitness test, so that’s good news.” ,

“He is fit and raring to go. We had to meet targets along the way and he has met every one.”

Bell said: “Joe’s a big player for us and hasn’t got the credit he deserves. The way we play, he’s an important part of the squad.

“We have two games left with him being available, so hopefully he can come on or start and he will do what Joe Allen does best and cover every blade of grass.

“I think he has shown time and time again how important he is and we hope he has a few miles left to go.”

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