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Wales fans quizzed: ‘Would You Rather’ retire Daniel James or Gareth Bale?

By Squawka News

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Published: 15:00, 14 October 2019

Has there ever been a time when the Wales national team had it so good?

After years of missing out on the prestige of playing in international tournaments, Chris Coleman led the team to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 by playing some stylish football, swatting aside the likes of Belgium along the way.

It was a pinnacle moment for a nation so used to the heartbreak of missing out, despite seeing a number of world-class stars don the red shirt down the years.

In 1958, inspired by John Charles, Wales famously made it to the World Cup quarter-finals but have not qualified for the tournament since.

Having done so well in 2016, it was hugely disappointing to see the team fail to reach Russia and they could miss out on the Euros in 2020 after slipping to fourth in their qualifying group after six games.

With the likes of Dean Saunders, Ian Rush, Ryan Giggs and now Gareth Bale playing for the Dragons, you can see why there is a feeling of what might have been permanently resonating in Wales.

Daniel James is the latest starlet to burst onto the scene and could be the next prodigy to build up Welsh hopes of a brighter, more consistent future. But is he better than Gareth Bale?

Who is the best player Wales have ever had and who can the nation pin their hopes and ambitions on as they look to make it back to a big tournament? We headed to the Cardiff City Stadium to find out.

Watch the video at the top of the article to hear Wales fans tackle some very tricky questions, with no fence sitting allowed!

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