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Coleman hails "devastating" Bale

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Chris Coleman would not swap Gareth Bale for any other player - but was keen to stress that Wales are not a one-man team.

Bale was the star of Friday's come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Scotland in Cardiff, earning and converting an 81st-minute penalty before smashing home the winner with a minute of normal time remaining to secure the Dragons their first points in their World Cup qualifying campaign.

Coleman - speaking ahead of Tuesday's clash with Croatia in Osijek - said: "Everybody sees when he is with the ball how devastating he is. But his work rate is excellent as well and he is just a nice boy. He plays with loads of passion and on top of that, he has incredible ability. So I'd be crazy - who are you going to swap him with?"

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