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Watch: Robbie Brady's alleged headbutt that could see him banned for first leg of Ireland's World Cup play-off

By Gareth Hanna

The Republic of Ireland could be without another key player for the first leg of their World Cup play-off.

That's after FIFA announced they would be investigating Robbie Brady for an alleged headbutt on Wales defender Ashley Williams.

Central-midfielder David Meyler is already out of the first leg match after picking up a booking in the closing seconds of Monday night's vital victory in Wales.

But that blow could now be doubled as Sky Sports report that a FIFA spokesperson said they are collating evidence to decide whether or not Brady should be charged.

Speaking after the game on Sky Sports, former Wales forward Craig Bellamy said there is 'no way' the Burnley player deserves to be suspended.

Here is the incident, which took place in the 61st minute of the match:

The draw for the World Cup play-offs takes place on October 17. The first legs will be played between November 9-11 with the second legs between November 12-14.

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