Cape Town - FIFA
will pay Everton defender Seamus Coleman's wages during his recovery
from a broken leg sustained in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday.
The Republic of Ireland international fractured the tibia and fibula
in his right leg following a poor challenge from Neil Taylor in the
goalless draw with Wales.
Taylor went into the home team's dressing room after the Group D
clash in Dublin to apologise for his tackle, and Coleman underwent
surgery later that same day.
The 28-year-old is facing roughly a year on the sidelines, with world
football's governing body set to cover his wages at Goodison Park -
believed to be around £45,000 a week.
Clubs are allowed to claim up to £112,731 of a player's weekly wages
if the injury is suffered on international duty, as per FIFA's Club