Tottenham defender Ben Davies withdraws from Wales squad


Ben Davies has returned to Tottenham Hotspur from the Wales squad.

Davies played 90 minutes on Thursday as Wales beat Austria 2-1 at the Cardiff City Stadium in their World Cup play-off semi-final.

Wales did not specify whether the 28-year-old was injured when they released a short statement on Sunday.

It read: “Following Thursday’s match, Ben Davies has returned to his club. All other players are available for Tuesday’s match.”

Robert Page’s side face Czech Republic in a friendly on Tuesday, with their World Cup play-off final to be played in June.

They will take on either Scotland or Ukraine, whose play-off semi-final was postponed due to Russia’s invasion of the latter nation.

The remaining play-off finals of Portugal against North Macedonia and Poland against Sweden will be played on Tuesday.

Davies’ Tottenham side next play Newcastle United at home on April 3, before then taking on Aston Villa on April 9.