The name’s Bale, from Bale: Welsh city renames itself to honour Real Madrid star

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London: The northern Welsh city of Bala, with a race of about 2,000 inhabitants, has temporarily altered a name to Bale in honour of a country’s heading football star, Gareth Bale.

File picture of Gareth Bale. Getty ImagesFile picture of Gareth Bale. Getty Images

File picture of Gareth Bale. Getty Images

Bala, located in North Wales, is located 228 kilometres from Welsh collateral city Cardiff, will keep a new name as prolonged as Wales stay in a ongoing Euro 2016 championship in France, Efe reported on Friday.

“It’s a good approach to honour Gareth Bale and get behind a Welsh patrol for Euro 2016. 100 per cent behind a move,” pronounced Dilwyn Morgan, a city councillor. “Gareth Bale is an general sporting star and this pierce should put Bala, sorry, Bale, on a general map,” Morgan added.

Bale, 26, plays for Real Madrid, where he changed from Tottenham Hotspur on a universe record send price of 100.8 million euros (approximately $113.6 million) in 2013.

Wales are in second place in Group B during Euro 2016 in France, after winning their initial compare opposite Slovakia 2-1 and descending on Thursday to England 1-2. They will subsequent face Russia on Tuesday.