Taylor facing FIFA proceedings after leg-breaking Coleman challenge

The Wales defender could see his one-match suspension increased after FIFA took action relating to his challenge on the Ireland man

FIFA has opened proceedings against Neil Taylor after the Wales defender was sent off for a challenge that broke Seamus Coleman's legin a World Cup qualifying draw with the Republic of Ireland.

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Coleman has since undergone surgery after the second-half foulfrom Aston Villa's Taylor, which resulted in a straight red card in Friday's match at Dublin's Aviva Stadium.

The match, whichfinished in a 0-0 draw, was overshadowed by the incident, which saw the Ireland captain taken to hospital having suffered a double leg fracture.

The automatic one-match ban received by Taylor could be increased to three games by FIFA, with a decision expected within two weeks after the Football Association of Wales has reviewed the incident.

The 28-year-old is already banned for Wales' qualifier against pool leaders Serbia — as is talisman Gareth Bale, who was booked against Ireland — with their following two Group D matches coming against Austria and Moldova in September.

Taylor's agent revealed this week that his client had been in touch with Coleman to express his sympathy and wish the Everton defender well.

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