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Ramsey made captain in Page's first Wales squad since Bale retirement

Aaron Ramsey has been appointed Wales captain as Rob Page announced his first squad of the post-Gareth Bale era.

Page has selected a 24-man group for opening Euro 2024 qualifiers against Croatia and Latvia, with Nice midfielder Ramsey succeeding Bale as captain.

Bale ended his distinguished career in January after winning a record 111 caps for the Wales men's national team.

Ramsey has done the job before having been appointed Wales captain at the age of 20 by the late Gary Speed in March 2011. Speed's successor Chris Coleman gave the armband to Ashley Williams in October 2012 to allow Ramsey to focus on his football.

As well as the departure of record scorer Bale, Chris Gunter, Joe Allen and Jonny Williams have retired from the international scene since Wales' disappointing World Cup campaign before Christmas where they scored only once and finished bottom of their group.

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