World Cup Qualifier: Ireland captain Coleman to miss Serbia game due to injury

The 32-year-old was assessed by Everton medical staff and will continue his rehabilitation at the club's USM Finch Farm training headquarters.

Seamus Coleman

Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman during a warm-up session.   -  REUTERS

Ireland captain Seamus Coleman will miss the side's World Cup qualifier against Serbia due to a hamstring injury, his Premier League club Everton said on Monday.

"Everton captain Coleman was hurt in Ireland's World Cup qualifying draw with Azerbaijan in Dublin on Saturday," Everton said in a statement.

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"The 32-year-old has been assessed by Everton medical staff and will continue his rehabilitation at the Club's USM Finch Farm training headquarters."

Ireland has called up Cyrus Christie as the defender's replacement.

The Irish are fourth in Group A with one point after four games, nine behind leader Serbia, having snatched a 1-1 draw at home to bottom side Azerbaijan on Saturday.

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