Wales left-back Neil Taylor has been given a two-game ban for his red card tackle on Seamus Coleman during last month's World Cup qualifier against Ireland in Dublin.
In the 69th minute of the 0-0 draw Taylor lunged in with a tackle which broke Seamus Coleman's leg. The Ireland captain will miss the remainder of his side's World Cup qualifying campaign and a substantial part of next season for Everton.
Taylor would normally have received an automatic one-game suspension for the red card. However, FIFA opened disciplinary proceedings against the 28-year-old a week following the game.
Neil Taylor ban
Neil Taylor has received a 2 match suspension from FIFA following his red card against Rep of Ireland in March.https://t.co/3zk1pTGJIH
— FA WALES (@FAWales) April 26, 2017
There had been some speculation that Taylor could have been handed a four-match ban. However, FIFA have decided on a far more lenient two games.
The two-game suspension means Taylor will miss the crucial games away to Serbia on June 11th and at home to Austria on September 2nd.
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