World Cup qualifier: Irish striker Shane Long to miss Wales showdown

Ireland Published: Oct 09, 2017, 12:00 PM(IST)

Experienced Ireland?striker?Shane?Long has won more than 70 international caps. Photograph:( 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.

The Irish, who can secure the 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.

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