Gareth Bale pledges this after Wales' exit from the World Cup

Wales captain Gareth Bale has vowed to continue playing for the national team amid doubts about his future after his country was knocked out of the group stage in the World Cup by losing 3-0 to England on Tuesday in a match dubbed the "Battle of Britain".

After returning to the World Cup for the first time in 64 years, Wales finished the tournament with one point and bottom of Group B standings after a 1-1 draw with the United States in their opening match and a disappointing 2-0 defeat against Iran in the second match.

Bale did not appear in attack during the first half against England before coach Rob Page had to replace him during the break due to a hamstring problem.

"I'm going to stay as long as I can and as long as I want to," Bale, the Wales player with the most caps, told the BBC.

"Obviously it's a difficult moment now, but let's try again," he added.

"We have the (European Championship) qualifiers that will start again in March and we have several months away from international football which is disappointing. We would have liked to have stayed longer."

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