23 Mar 2013

Wales hit back without Bale to floor Scotland

12:56 pm on 23 March 2013

Wales has beaten Scotland 2-1 in their football World Cup qualifier in Glasgow, storming back from a goal down to beat the bottom side in the Hampden Park snow.

The Welsh shrugged off the half-time loss of Tottenham playmaker Gareth Bale to climb to third in the table with six points from five matches. Scotland are rooted to the bottom on two points.

Belgium and Croatia lead the way on 13 points after the rapidly maturing Belgians won 2-0 in Macedonia and Croatia won a passionately intense derby against bitter Balkan rivals Serbia 2-0 in Zagreb.