Welsh defender Neil Taylor banned for just two matches for horror tackle on Seamus Coleman
Neil Taylor has been suspended for two matches by FIFA following his sending off during the Republic of Ireland v Wales World Cup qualifier, the Football Association of Wales has announced.
Taylor saw red following a tackle on Ireland captain Seamus Coleman that left the defender with a broken leg, ruling him out for the rest of the season. It had been thought that Taylor could be banned for as much as four games but FIFA have opted for a two game suspension, one game more than the automatic ban that comes with any red card.
Taylor will miss Wales' qualifiers against Serbia and Austria before returning for his country's remaining fixtures.
Coleman has been ruled out for the rest of Ireland's World Cup qualifying campaign, and there isn't yet a definitive timetable as to when he might return next season.