The 32-year-old has been plagued by the issue for the past month and has had to be substituted in two of Everton's matches already and he also missed the recent trip to Newcastle.
A tweet from the Republic of Ireland Football Association's official account stated:
Ireland captain Seamus Coleman has been ruled out of tonight's match against England through injury.
A recurrence of a previous injury in last night's training session, following a scan and an assessment by the FAI medical team, Coleman has been ruled out.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Michael Keane were named in England's starting XI for the friendly at Wembley which the home side led 2-0 at half-time thanks to goals by Harry Maguire and Jadon Sancho.
Calvert-Lewin then wrapped up the scoring from the penalty spot to notch his second international goal.
Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was rested which allowed Nick Pope and Dean Henderson an opportunity to impress.
Meanwhile, Gylfi Sigurdsson scored for Iceland in their European Championship qualifier in Hungary and looked to have booked his country a place in the Finals but the hosts turned the game on its head in a dramatic finale in which they equalised in the 88th minute and then won it in the second minute of injury time.
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1 Posted 12/11/2020 at 21:22:18
2 Posted 12/11/2020 at 21:29:16
3 Posted 12/11/2020 at 21:31:44
4 Posted 12/11/2020 at 22:34:36
5 Posted 12/11/2020 at 22:37:14
6 Posted 12/11/2020 at 22:45:33
Hopefully we can grind out a win at Fulham next week.
7 Posted 12/11/2020 at 22:50:38
8 Posted 12/11/2020 at 23:22:08
Although I agree, I think the opportunity to captain his country against England at Wembley was too tempting for Seamus.
As I'm sure you are aware he is a fiercely proud Irish man and knows his playing days are numbered, probably wants to fit in as much as he can, that is the only defence I can offer!
As for the match, Ireland were absolute shite per usual, England just too good, and to think there were some on here saying it was a mistake to sell Duffy and wanted him back – Jesus wept!
9 Posted 12/11/2020 at 23:28:45
10 Posted 13/11/2020 at 01:10:16
11 Posted 13/11/2020 at 01:36:51
Three international games in a week, joke League of Nations games that are meaningless. Germany were relegated last year but then they decided to let them stay in the top division. The likes of Northern Ireland failed to make the playoffs but got drafted in anyway as there weren't enough teams left to fill the spots.
Liverpool have lost Gomez now too. This season will be a war of attrition after fatigue-induced injuries. Hopefully Broadhead and Co are up to beating other teams' 3rd tier...
12 Posted 13/11/2020 at 02:01:05
True. Theres a real gap in “do a step over, pass straight to the defender, and then fall over” in the current first XI.
13 Posted 13/11/2020 at 04:56:11
Surely at this point in his career these injuries no matter how minor will start to take their toll. Over the moon that Scotland have eventually qualified after a huge gap, but feel for N Ireland who also came so close.
Let's get back to winning ways away at Fulham who will be fired up after showing improved performances after looking like relegation fodder for first couple of games. Let's give Spotty Parker and Lookman something to really sulk about.
14 Posted 13/11/2020 at 06:54:58
15 Posted 13/11/2020 at 07:44:05
If Seamus is still recovering, I wouldn't risk him against Fulham, he will get destroyed by Lookman. I like the idea of a back 3 with Holgate on the right, Keane in the centre and Godfrey on the left. I would like Carlo to try Davies as a right-sided wingback – giving added protection to Holgate. Digne as a left wingback, Allan and Doucouré in the middle, James in a free role, and Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin playing up front.
Holgate Keane Godfrey
Davies Doucouré Allan Digne
James Calvert-Lewin Richarlison
16 Posted 13/11/2020 at 08:23:59
Friendly internationals during the English lockdown are unneccesary, creating opportunity for disease and injuries during a congested season.
We now have to hope that our players return undamaged from South America. They will no doubt be jaded after the long trips there and back. Not the best preparation for a team that needs it's best players fully fit and full of beans.
17 Posted 13/11/2020 at 08:41:25
18 Posted 13/11/2020 at 09:02:56
We seriously need to start looking for a proper top class right back over the next twelve months because Seamus is starting to enter the same twilight years of Baines, the last of the Moyes boys really.
19 Posted 13/11/2020 at 09:39:33
20 Posted 13/11/2020 at 10:23:59
21 Posted 13/11/2020 at 11:17:49
That's Colman for you. He will never learn. Lucky he did it before the game. As a committed captain playing in the game, he would have done more damage, trying to get Ireland going.
With the scandal in the FAI, Ireland look as if they have given up. Their manager before the game looked as if he could not have cared less. Never came across such an uncommitted manager before a game. The lack of seriousness and belief was breathtaking.
22 Posted 13/11/2020 at 11:59:31
Seamus loves playing for Ireland. Everton pay his wages but until he's forbidden from playing, he'll try to play for his country.
Irish football has been abused for as long as I've been alive apart from circa 2002 Mick McCarthy era. Staunton, Trappatoni and O'Neill. Hoof it up the field and never mind the work going into the League of Ireland to play a completely different style.
Jerome, Kenny has never been great in front of the camera but you're way off if you think he doesn't care.
I'd prefer to watch Ireland lose 3-0 and try to pass the fucking ball to each other than the tripe we've been served for the best part of three decades.
And finally, friendlies are only meaningless to those with no interest. When are international managers supposed to look at players? As The Nations' League has taken over many of the prior friendly slots, they're even more beneficial.
Rant over... until the next break.
23 Posted 13/11/2020 at 12:02:36
Agree completely, Seamus is a proud Irish man, and he did play against Man Utd, but looking at the team we had last night, better that he wasn't there.
To be honest, I blame the Everton medical staff for rushing him back early. He originally did his hamstring against Brighton, was rushed back for the derby, went again, and back again after two weeks last Saturday.
24 Posted 13/11/2020 at 12:17:39
Actually Kenny is a very good manager, plays a lovely brand of football. If he was there at the start of the qualifiers instead of McCarthy, who was abysmal, we might have qualified.
We'll agree to disagree on McCarthy in 2002. No other manager, or FA, would have sent home their best player, who was in his prime. At the same World Cup, Spanish captain Raul called Clemente every name under the sun, but their FA intervened and Raul played.
25 Posted 13/11/2020 at 12:23:40
McCarthy completely mis-managed Saipan but we managed to bring Spain to penalties in the last 16 without Keane at the same time.
26 Posted 13/11/2020 at 12:53:33
No, sorry, Coleman should retire from international duty and focus on his club now. Pay back the loyalty we've shown him. Running about in Azerbaijan or some other backwater country in a mickey mouse tournament isn't the way forward for an ageing injury-prone player. Time to realize where your bread is buttered now, mate.
27 Posted 13/11/2020 at 12:55:45
A new strain of Coronavirus in Denmark... but it's okay; if you're rich, you get special dispensation to travel!! It's insane... while here you're not allowed to visit your own family or even go out unless essential.
This whole Covid thing has really highlighted the widening gap between the haves and the have-nots. It's sickening, the powers that be have taken our freedom from us without a whimper.
We all go about with masks on, isolated, skint and so eager to help combat this disease, whilst being mocked by those in power as they go about making special rules to suit their fucking selves. I am gutted that more of the have-nots do nothing and say nothing about this travesty.
28 Posted 13/11/2020 at 13:29:34
David (9), why do you want to see Bernard in a midfield 3? What do you think he can produce in that spot that he hasn't ever shown when he's played previously? There's only so far the odd step-over can get you in the Premier League. Surely you have seen enough of him to see he is not up to the standard we aspire to be?
29 Posted 13/11/2020 at 13:41:15
I agree, sadly we'll never know how far we would have gone with Keane?
30 Posted 13/11/2020 at 15:22:48
31 Posted 13/11/2020 at 15:29:18
Another point is that once the manager knows a player, especially one in his thirties, is susceptible to this kind of injury he should not consider playing him for more than one game per week.
32 Posted 13/11/2020 at 15:32:05
Obviously I read about DCL and Seamus, and on page 54 there is an article, (I use the term loosely) about the team from another planet, and their many injuries.
Apparently Dick van Dyke, or someone very similar, was on the receiving end of a horror challenge from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. There is also a photo with the headline, Thiago is injured by Richarlison's tackle.
I'm surprised that tonight's Children in need appeal, hasn't been changed to Reds in need!
33 Posted 13/11/2020 at 15:41:31
Just the impression I got on seeing his interview on BBC and watching the team play. I do think that successive Ireland managers have taken advantage of Colman's honest willingness to risk playing during an injury recovery. I thought that McCarthy was the exception to this.
34 Posted 13/11/2020 at 15:41:59
35 Posted 13/11/2020 at 15:44:02
Mo Salah has also tested positive whilst on International duty. It really does make you wonder how these Internationals are allowed to go ahead, particularly as scientists don't really know what the long-term effects might be if you have the virus – no matter how young or fit you are.
36 Posted 13/11/2020 at 15:56:56
37 Posted 13/11/2020 at 16:06:17
Everyone likes their team to play good football, but a genuine question to the Irish boys would be, would you sooner not qualify for the tournaments and see Ireland, trying to play what is termed decent football, or would you sooner they qualified playing with more of a route one style?
38 Posted 13/11/2020 at 17:34:01
Agree that we would rather see decent football first and foremost, the rest will follow. Similarly for Everton!
39 Posted 13/11/2020 at 17:42:11
Sadly, Tony, the best team we ever had was under big Jack: Sheedy, McGrath & Co got to the last 8 in Italia 90 and he wouldn't let them play football.
40 Posted 13/11/2020 at 17:44:49
41 Posted 13/11/2020 at 18:55:04
His desire to play for his country is ruining his club longevity. I'd also argue Ireland are facing a significant downward curve in terms of being able to qualify with a dwindling quality of player available to them. Had Rice and Grealish pitched up it may have been a different matter. However, I've always felt with such a small pool to choose from Irish players feel beholden to play, just an impression you understand.
We've seen he can still hack it for Everton but needs careful management to ensure he can recover from his ever increasing list of injuries. A modern full back is possibly the most demanding position on the field, if he'd retired, he'd have had another 20 days rest, in terms of a hamstring thats very important.
Come on, Seamus – time to call it a day.
42 Posted 14/11/2020 at 11:23:05
I agree with this post. I also think the present Manager reflects the downward spiral, with a scandal-ridden FAI just trying to tread water to get by.
43 Posted 14/11/2020 at 13:22:42
44 Posted 16/11/2020 at 10:26:41
I'm not sure I would have been able to say no or retire from the sport unless I was bally injured and told to due to longer term health issues.
As an Everton fan I like to watch our player's perform well on international duty by I hate the thought of our players being injured.
I would like to see a bit more common sense. Allow player's an extended break from being called up by their country to prove their fitness at club level. But back to my first point, its upto the players.
45 Posted 16/11/2020 at 13:35:34
As regards what we do in his absence, we retained JJK to serve as Coleman's deputy, so it is a no-brainer that he'll slot straight in. He looked OK in the cup games and in his only league outing was kind of hung out to dry (as was Nkoukou) by our odd formation. He certainly deserves a fair crack to show he's capable before we start playing guys out of position, or changing formation. I think Ancelotti is skeptical about JJK and would have sold him if Schalke had the money; that we turned down their loan offer means that CA saw that he would be a useful backup for this season.
I think we'll stick to our 4-3-3 formation, with James on the right. If Mina is not selected I'd give Godfrey a shot in his natural position, for once. To solve the problem of our 3rd central midfielder I'd consider playing Holgate in the holding role (which gets him match fit whilst not exposing him at centre-half) as he looked a natural there when Dunc was in charge, with Allan and Dacoure in front, maybe Allan right side to offer more support whereas Dacaoure could be unleashed in a box-to-box role as the left CM. Alternately Davies should come in, with Allan sitting deeper and asked to play the holding role.
If we do change it'll be 4-2-3-1, with James playing "no.10"; however this introduces a new problem of who plays on the right? We don't seem to have a natural there anymore, though Iwobi has looked OK off the bench over that side.
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