Gareth Bale says Wales can have “no excuses” for not giving everything at the 2022 World Cup.

Wales ended a 64-year wait to qualify for a World Cup, and they will get their campaign underway against the USA before further Group matches against Iran and England.

Bale was just 16-years-old when he made his debut for Wales, so leading his nation to a World Cup is an especially proud moment for him. But he says history demands more of them than just thinking of themselves as being there to make up the numbers.

"I'm right where I want to be - I'm here! I'm ready to go," Bale told the media from Wales’ World Cup base.

"We've all been training hard in the last week, adapting to the heat and time zone. We have no excuses now.