Austria take on Wales on Thursday 6th October, 2016, with kickoff at 19:45. This match is currently being shown LIVE on Sky Sports 1.
The summer was very, very good for Wales, and Chris Coleman in particular, and when the former Fulham boss was not able to finagle his way out of the commitment he had made the FA of Wales were delighted to announce his continued dedication to the post. Now the time has come to grind out a few more results and see if he can deliver a place at the World Cup too, and Austria are the first team in his way.
Nobody would say any player is bigger than the team, but it has helped Coleman to see the Welsh star of this generation commit, and Bale will be crucial to his future success.
Austria v Wales is LIVE on Sky Sports 1.