Wales: Aaron Ramsey returns for Wales crucial Euro 2020 qualifiers


Aaron Ramsey last played a Wales international in November 2018
Euro 2020 qualifier: Azerbaijan v Wales
Venue: Bakcell Arena, Baku Date: Saturday, 16 November Kick-off: 17:00 GMT
Coverage: Live on BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Cymru & updates on the BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live text commentary

Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey is in the Wales squad for November’s crucial final two Euro 2020 qualifiers.

He withdrew from October’s qualifiers with injury, but has featured in recent games for his Italian side.

Gareth Bale is included despite not playing for Real Madrid since Wales’ 1-1 draw with Croatia last month.

Wales need to win in Azerbaijan on 16 November and then beat Hungary at home to have any chance of qualifying for next summer’s tournament.

They are also relying on Slovakia dropping points in their remaining two fixtures.

FC St Pauli’s James Lawrence also returns but Wales will be without fellow defender Joe Rodon, as well as midfielders Dave Brooks and Jonny Williams who are all injured.

Joe Allen is suspended for the trip to Azerbaijan but will be available for the final game against Hungary in Cardiff on Tuesday, 19 November.

Wales manager Ryan Giggs has also named two uncapped players, Manchester United’s teenage midfielder Dylan Levitt and former United centre-back Regan Poole.

The 21-year-old MK Dons player was called up as a replacement last month when Chris Mepham withdrew before the 1-1 draw in Slovakia.

Wales squad:

Hennessey, Ward, A Davies, Gunter, A Williams, B Davies, Taylor, C Roberts, Ampadu, Mepham, Lockyer, J Lawrence, Poole, Ramsey, Allen, Wilson, Smith, Levitt, James, Vaulks, Morrell, Bale, Vokes, T Lawrence, T Roberts, Matondo, Moore.

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