Gareth Bale hopes to qualify for a World Cup

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Gareth Bale is hoping to seize what he believes might be his final chance to qualify for a World Cup – and realize his one remaining burning ambition.

Wales begin their 2022 qualifying campaign away against world number one-ranked Belgium on Wednesday.

They have not played at a World Cup since 1958 and, at 31, Bale feels time is running out for him to end the wait.

Bale has enjoyed a glittering career, winning four Champions League titles, two La Liga titles, one Copa del Rey, three Uefa Super Cups and three Club World Cups with Real Madrid.

The forward, who is on loan at Tottenham this season, has also played an integral role in Wales’ recent success.

Bale scored seven and assisted two of Wales’ 11 goals as they qualified for Euro 2016, their first finals since the 1958 World Cup.