The captain of the Irish soccer Seamus Coleman
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MOSCOW, March 25. /TASS/. The captain of the Irish soccer Seamus Coleman received a broken leg in the home match of the qualifying tournament of the world championship on football of 2018 which will pass in Russia.
The Irish in his field played a draw with the team Wales 0:0.
The incident occurred at the 69th minute of the match after a dangerous tackle on a player’s national team of Wales Neil Taylor. The Irish defender left the field on a stretcher, Taylor received a red card and was sent off.
After the match the head coach of team Ireland Martin O’neill confirmed in an interview with SkySports that Coleman, who plays for the English Everton, suffered a broken leg.
Brutal Entrada y desmedida que va a dejar a Coleman meses o más meses que fuera de los terrenos. Espero un castigo justo al infractor pic.twitter .com/gpd4XR7xWc
— Is Maceta (@ismacelta8) 24 Mar 2017
In qualifying group D, the Irish are in second place with 11 points. On the first line is Serbia (11 points), which is ahead of the Irish on the best difference of scored and missed goals.