Seamus Coleman has been ruled out of the forthcoming European Championship four days before the commencement of the tournament due to the hamstring injury he has been battling with before the end of the 2020-2021 season.
The 32-year-old Irish right-back who currently plays for Everton ought to travel with the Irish national team to Hungary to play a warm-up game ahead of the European Championship before it was confirmed that the injury he reported to camp with would not be healed before the kick-off of Euro 2020 on June 11, 2021.
After it was confirmed that his hamstring injury was not getting better, Seamus Coleman had to be dropped from the team that will play a friendly match against Hungary in Budapest on June 8.
This means that Seamus Coleman would not be able to captain the Republic of Ireland in the European Championship. At the time of publishing this report, the Everton defender had left Girona, Spain, where the national team camped ahead of the European Championship.
Coleman has been playing for the senior national team of the Republic of Ireland since February 8, 2011. Since then, the national team captain has made 58 appearances and has recorded only one international goal in his football career.
In the just-concluded 2020-2021 season, the Irishman made 25 Premier League appearances for Everton in which he provided three assists. He played a total of 31 games in all competitions throughout the 2020-2021 season.
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Despite his best efforts, the captain has been unable to recover from injury as the squad travel to Budapest today
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The 32-year-old right-back has been playing for Everton since January 1, 2009, after he moved to England from Sligo Rovers for just £63 thousand.
Seamus Coleman grew to become one of the most respected football stars at Everton just like how respected he is in his home country.
Due to how important he is to Everton, he still has a two-season deal with the Merseyside club which means that he and his childhood sweetheart Rachel Cunningham would continue to enjoy their stay in the city for a longer period.
Coleman married Rachel in June 2015. The marriage is blessed with two daughters – Ellie Coleman born in 2016 and Lilly Coleman born in 2018.