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Joe Allen returns to full training to give Wales huge boost

Joe Allen returns to full training to give Wales huge boost ahead of their Group B clash with Iran on Friday…as the midfielder jokes around with team-mates in first session with squad

  • Joe Allen has resumed full training with the Wales squad following his injury 
  • The Swansea midfielder has been out since September with a hamstring issue 
  • Allen had been training alone since arriving at the World Cup in with Wales 
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Joe Allen has returned to full training as the midfielder looks to play a part in Wales’ World Cup campaign. 

The Swansea City star has been sidelined since September with a hamstring injury, but gave Wales boss Robert Page a huge boost by joining the rest of the squad for Wednesday’s session. 

The 32-year-old could be seen joking around with team-mates Ben Davies and Gareth Bale as the squad prepared for the next group game against Iran.  

Joe Allen has returned to training with Wales and is contention to face Iran in Friday’s clash 

Allen joined in with his team-mates for the first time since arriving in Qatar after recovering from a hamstring injury 

Allen had been training on his own since the squad had arrived in Qatar, but now be able to play some part of Wales’ game on Friday morning. 

Wales kicked-off their first World Cup tournament for 64 years on Monday, with a 1-1 draw with USA, where Page’s side were overran in midfield during the first half before Gareth Bale’s penalty rescued a point. 

Having Allen, who has earned 72 caps for his country since his debut in 2009, as an option in the middle would be a big bonus for Wales, against an Iran side who were thrashed by England 6-2 earlier this week.

The midfielder has 72 caps for Wales and he made the team of the tournament at Euro 2016 

Wales opened their World Cup campaign with a 1-1 draw on Monday thanks to Gareth Bale 

Allen was named in the team of the tournament for his performances for Wales at Euro 2016, and was also part of the Welsh squad at Euro 2020. 

The former Liverpool and Stoke midfielder moved back to his first club Swansea in the summer, but has been restricted to just 5 appearances for this season down to an injury. 

After Friday’s meeting with Iran, Wales will play England in their final group game next Tuesday. 




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