Republic of Ireland captain has surgery on double leg fracture

Ireland football coach Martin O'Neill says doctors can not give a fixed time for when Seamus Coleman will return to action after he suffered a horrific double fracture of his right leg in their 2018 World Cup qualifier with Wales on Friday.

Neil Taylor may not be the kind of player who breaks a player's leg, but he made a reckless tackle which broke a player's leg.

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill says no timescale has been put on Seamus Coleman's recovery from his horrific double leg fracture.

He's the son you'd want to have and his parents should be very proud of him and how they have reared him.

"We're still unbeaten, which obviously doesn't count for that much - it's all about points - but we're hard to beat and we're not going to make it easy for anyone".

Republic of Ireland defender John O'Shea has accused Wales' star player, Gareth Bale, of trying to injure him during the World Cup qualifier between the two countries.

Ireland manager Martin O'Neill said that the doctor confirmed that Coleman had broken his leg.

"From where I was sitting, he had to go for the ball", Coleman said.

Coleman insisted he wasn't complaining about Ireland's approach, that football was a contact sport and he was sorry that a player he admires was facing a long time out of the game.

Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli reached for his pocket again a minute later, but this time the card was red after Taylor's ugly challenge left Coleman in a crumpled heap.

Serbia's 3-1 win against Georgia send them top of the group on goal difference, while Austria move level of points with Wales after a win against Moldova. In doing so, they maintained their unbeaten record and their shared lead at the top of Group G, and increased the likelihood that their duel on 2 September will decide the outcome of the pool.

Shane Long used breathing techniques he learned during his wife's pregnancy to help comfort his stricken Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman, it has been revealed.

"When you play a team like Wales it's like a derby game and form can go out of the window, so it's all about what happens on the night and ultimately the result".

  • Julie Sanders