Bale returns as Wales call up teen Ampadu

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Gareth Bale reacts after receiving a yellow card against the Republic of Ireland in March, 2017
2018 World Cup qualifiers
Date: Saturday, 2 September Venue: Cardiff City Stadium Kick-off: 19:45 BST
Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru & BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live text commentary.

Gareth Bale has returned to Wales’ squad for the 2018 World Cup qualifying double header against Austria and Moldova after his one-match suspension.

The Real Madrid forward missed June’s draw in Serbia after receiving his second booking of the campaign against the Republic of Ireland in March.

And 16-year-old Ethan Ampadu is also in Chris Coleman’s squad for the first time after his move to Chelsea.

Wales host Austria on 2 September and travel to Moldova three days later.

Stoke City midfielder Joe Allen is included and he will be available for the second fixture following his one-match suspension for picking up a second yellow card against Serbia.

Wales will also have left-back Neil Taylor available against Moldova, as the game against Austria will be his second of a two-match ban.

Joe Ledley has yet to find a club for 2017-18

The Aston Villa player was suspended for his tackle on the Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman, which left the Everton player with a broken leg.

Despite still being without a club and not having played a pre-season match, Joe Ledley is included in Coleman’s squad.

Barnsley goalkeeper Adam Davies is picked in preference to Owain Fon Williams.

Austria have named two new caps for their trip to Cardiff.

Wales: Wayne Hennessey, Danny Ward, Adam Davies), Ben Davies, James Chester, Neil Taylor, Chris Gunter, Jazz Richards, James Collins, Tom Lockyer, Ashley Williams, Ethan Ampadu, Joe Allen, David Edwards, Andy King, Lee Evans, Joe Ledley, Aaron Ramsey, Jonathan Williams, Gareth Bale, Marley Watkins, Hal Robson-Kanu, Sam Vokes, Tom Lawrence, Ben Woodburn

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