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Gareth Bale hails Wales’ World Cup qualification as ‘greatest result in history’

Areth Bale hailed Wales’ win over Ukraine, which secured World Cup qualification in November, as the “greatest result in history”.

Bale, so often Wales’ talisman, produced the decisive moment again with his 34th-minute free-kick headed into his own goal by Andriy Yarmolenko.

But Welsh goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey earned man of the match honors with an outstanding performance that kept the talented Ukrainians at bay.

Bale said last year that leading Wales to their first World Cup in 64 years would be the crowning glory of a trophy-laden club career that includes five Champions League titles.

Asked if Sunday’s 1-0 win was still the “greatest game” of his life, Bale told Sky Sports: “Yes, it’s the greatest result in history. Welsh football history

“I’m ecstatic, Wales are going to a World Cup. It’s what dreams are made of, it’s what we’re working towards…I’m speechless.

“We’re so happy, we did this for all of our amazing fans, for our country…words don’t describe how we’re feeling right now.”

“I haven’t played much in the last four weeks because of my back spasms, which everyone knows about. I managed to get through the game, contributing in any way I could.”

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