Saturday 16 December 2017

FIFA set to pay Seamus Coleman's wages during injury layoff

Paramedics attend to Seamus Coleman during the World Cup Qualifier in Dublin. Photo: Sportsfile
Paramedics attend to Seamus Coleman during the World Cup Qualifier in Dublin. Photo: Sportsfile
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Everton are set to benefit from FIFA's Club Protection Programme while Seamus Coleman recovers from a double leg break, with the scheme designed to cover the wages of players who are injured on international duty.

Coleman underwent successful surgery on his leg over the weekend, with conservative estimates ruling him out for a least six months, a disaster for both Everton and Ireland.

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However, Everton won't be required to cover Coleman's salary while he recovers, with The Times reporting that the Premier League club will be able to avail of the FIFA programme which covers the wages of players injured playing for their country.

The limit a club can receive is £112,000 per week, which is thought to be more than double Coleman's current wage of about £50,000. The payments kick in after a 28-day period following the injury, and can only be received for 365 days.

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