Security around the Wales team is to be reviewed after opposition fans ran onto the pitch and approached Gareth Bale at their World Cup qualifier in Macedonia.

It happened as the world's most expensive player who did not play in the 2-1 defeat warmed up at half-time.

The Football Association of Wales (FAW) said the team took its own security staff travelling abroad but the host country was responsible in the stadium.

A spokesman said the FAW would be reviewing player security.

Cardiff-born Bale became the world's expensive player when he signed for Real Madrid from Tottenham for £85m.

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We will need to look to see if we need to change anything about our security arrangements which as I said have always been strong”

Football Association of Wales
He travelled with Wales for Friday night's match in Skopje but with his match fitness an issue manager Chris Coleman decided not to play him. The defeat ended Wales' slim hopes of qualifying for the World Cup.

But as Bale warmed up at half-time he was approached by two Macedonian fans who then appeared to try to hug him before he pushed them away.