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Wales defeated Hungary 2-0 on Tuesday to clinch a spot at Euro 2020 next summer and Gareth Bale and Co.had some fun after doing so.

After returning from a full month out injured for Real Madrid (since playing for Wales in the last international break) just in time to start for his country in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Azerbaijan, Gareth Bale is relishing the occasion — especially after being serenaded with a brand new chant by the Wales fans in Baku at the weekend.

The travelling supporters showed their support for Bale by singing “Wales, Golf, Madrid” in his direction to the tune of their usual “Viva Gareth Bale” chant — a reference to recent criticism from former Real winger Predrag Mijatovic, who claimed that to be the precise order of Bale’s sporting priorities at the moment.

Bale certainly didn’t take his chance to refute that claim when speaking to media before the Azerbaijan game last week, when he said: ”With Wales, I’m speaking my own language and feeling more comfortable. I definitely have a bit more excitement. It’s like playing with your mates down the park on a Sunday.”

The chant was also echoed by similarly pithy banners on show in the away section at the Bakcell Arena and again on Tuesday in Cardiff. 

The Twitter hashtag #WalesGolfMadrid took a battering in the build-up to the Hungary game. And perhaps it is no surprise that you can order a t-shirt bearing the ordered list on the front.

In a prematch interview with Sgorio Cymru, Bale was asked whether he’d heard the song.

“I’ve heard it, especially when I was on the bench and when I came off, and the boys were laughing,” the 30-year-old replied. “It’s a good bit of fun.”

Based on this picture from Tuesday, it looks like the entire team is on board with the banter.

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Firmino, Aubameyang, Kane among stars with their own iconic chants

Harry Kane, He’s One Of Our Own”

Often heard ringing out around the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (and, apparently, Camila Cabello’s living room) as fans herald the latest addition in what has become an ongoing procession of goals scored by their homegrown hero.

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“Aubameyang, doo doo doo doo-doo”

Arsenal fans sing to star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with a catchy tune borrowed heavily from The Muppets. It definitely seems like the man himself approves, too.

Si Senor

Concocted by Liverpool fans, Robert Firmino’s signature tune (based on an old River Plate chant) is one of the most elaborate football chants ever written, with the full version boasting three whole verses.

“Ooh N’Golo Kante

It’s only fitting that N’Golo Kante, the world’s favourite player, has a song of his own — the quintessential version of which was belted out by Paul Pogba and the France squad after their 2018 World Cup triumph.

All together now: “He’s short, he’s nice, he stopped Leo Messi…”

Teemu Pukki Baby”

Based on The Human League’s classic “Don’t You Want Me,” Norwich City’s prolific poacher was more than happy to join in the heady celebrations after firing his side to promotion last season.

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