Wales without Aaron Ramsey against Slovakia

Midfielder ruled out of tonight's European Qualifier

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey has been ruled out of this evening’s European Qualifier against Slovakia due to injury.

The 28-year-old has remained in Cardiff in order to concentrate on regaining full fitness for Sunday's game against Croatia.

Ramsey was withdrawn from warming up at half-time during Juventus' 2-1 win at Inter Milan on Sunday after feeling what boss Maurizio Sarri described as "a twinge".

Wales manager Ryan Giggs said on Wednesday evening: "He has a chance for Sunday. He just had a little bit of tightness in his abductor.

"He then had to travel, he got with us on Monday evening, did a bit on the grass today. The physio has stayed back to work with him over the next couple of days and we're hopeful that he'll be available for Sunday."

Ryan Giggs' side could move within a point of Group E leaders Croatia by winning this evening.

Forward Gareth Bale's been asked if this is a make or break match for their chances of getting to the finals.

“I suppose you could say so but I think no matter what the situation is we want to go in and get the three points and win the game.
“We understand the situation in the group, we know what we have to do and we plan to go out and win.”

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