Ireland’s Robbie Brady could find himself in hot water after it emerged that FIFA are to investigate a potential headbutt on Wales’ Ashley Williams.
Following the heroics of Ireland in Cardiff on Monday night, fans are currently descending from Cloud 9 and are looking ahead to the qualification playoffs against an opponent to be decided on October 17th.
Now, according to Sky Sports, Burnley’s Robbie Brady is being investigated for a 61st minute incident that saw him bundled over by Ashley Williams, before chasing after the Wales captain.
The off the ball incident was missed by the referee but FIFA are now set to review footage of the encounter before ruling whether Brady has a case to answer for or not.
— Seán O'Regan (@SeanOR95) October 10, 2017
Ireland manager Martin O’Neill now faces a nervous wait ahead of FIFA’s ruling as stand-in captain David Meyler has already been ruled out of the first playoff leg following his yellow card at the end of Monday’s famous victory.
With Ireland facing potential opponents Italy, Croatia, Denmark and Portugal or Switzerland in the final qualification hurdle, the loss of Brady would be another blow to an Ireland squad that is already dealing with a number of injury concerns.
A nation now holds it’s breath as a decision looms.