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FIFA Officially Open Case Against Neil Taylor For Breaking Seamus Coleman’s Leg

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 24/3/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Wales Wales' Neil Taylor gets a red card for his tackle on Seamus Coleman

The prospect of Wales defender Neil Taylor serving a multiple-game suspension has just increased substantially.

FIFA have confirmed that they have opened proceedings against the Aston Villa left-back for the reckless challenge that left Ireland captain Seamus Coleman with a broken leg, putting an end to his season and possibly even ruling him out of action until 2018.

The challenge midway through the second half earned Taylor a straight red card, and while that would automatically rule him out of the trip to Serbia in June (along with star forward Gareth Bale who picked up a yellow card for a wild challenge of his own that left John O’Shea requiring his stitches), the worst-case for scenario for him is that he could be suspended for up to five games, which would rule him out of the rest of Wales’ campaign.

In any event, it seems likely that he will be served with at least an additional two-match ban for the challenge.

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 24/3/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Wales Republic of Ireland's Seamus Coleman
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Coleman underwent surgery in Dublin at the weekend and left hospital on Wednesday, with Cyrus Christie and manager Martin O’Neill stating that his spirits have improved as he adjusts from reacting to the gravity of the situation to beginning his recovery.

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