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Irish striker Long to miss Wales showdown with hip injury
October 9, 2017 / 10:53 AM / 11 days ago

Irish striker Long to miss Wales showdown with hip injury

(Reuters) - Experienced Ireland striker Shane Long will miss his side’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Wales in Cardiff on Monday due to a hip injury, the team said.

FILE PHOTO - Soccer Football - Premier League - Southampton vs Manchester United - St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, Britain - September 23, 2017 Southampton's Shane Long reacts . REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

The Irish, who can secure second spot in Group D and a playoff spot with victory over Wales, must cope without the 30-year-old Long, who played against Moldova on Friday and has won more than 70 international caps.

Reporting by Philip O'Connor, editing by Ed Osmond

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