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Gareth Bale has been officially awarded the goal which took Wales to their first World Cup in the Qatar World Cup since 1958.

The Dragons edged out Ukraine 1-0 in a tense play-off in Cardiff earlier this month.

The decisive first-half strike was originally recorded as an own goal by Andriy Yarmolenko as the ex-West Ham man stooped to inadvertently head in a Bale free-kick.

However, a statement from the FA Wales said:

“Following a technical review, Gareth Bale has been awarded the winning goal against Ukraine that sent us to the World Cup.

“Llongyfarchiadau ein Capten! (Congratulations to our captain!) Time to celebrate that goal all over again!”

It means Bale – who will play for Los Angeles FC from next month – scored all three of his country’s goals in their two playoff games.

The country’s all-time leading scorer also struck twice in the 2-1 win over Austria in the semi-final back in March.

His tally now stands at 41.

Wales are up against England, Iran, and the USA – Bale’s new country of residence – in Qatar.

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Their eagerly-awaited clash with the Three Lions is on November 29.

Bale will hope his spell in California will get him in shape for the World Cup.

But if Cardiff has their way he could be heading back to Wales next season.

But even though the Ukrainians were tactically and technically superior and dominated for long stretches.

It was the passionate support of the home crowd which seemed to propel Rob Page’s side into their first World Cup finals in 64 years.

The winner was a cruel fluke – Andriy Yarmolenko sending a diving header into his own net from a Gareth Bale free-kick late in the first half.

And although Wales passed up three good chances of their own after the break, Wales keeper Wayne Hennessey and his defenders survived a battering to qualify for Qatar.

There, they will meet England in the first all-British match at a World Cup, as well as the United States and Iran.

It would have felt tough on Ukraine, even without the dreadful war which has made them the rest of the world’s second-favourite team.

But in the overall circumstances, it was heartbreaking for Oleksandr Petrakov’s side.

This match would have been played in March but for the Russian invasion a few weeks earlier and in many ways it was remarkable that Ukraine sent out a team and comfortably defeated Scotland in the semi-final on Wednesday.

Ukraine was cool and organized, at least until they reached the Welsh penalty area.