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Hamstrung Allen set to miss Georgia qualifier for Wales

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Football Soccer - Austria v Wales - 2018 World Cup Qualifying European Zone - Group D - Ernst Happel Stadium, Vienna, Austria - 6/10/16 Wales' Joe Allen in action with Austria's Marc Janko Reuters / Leonhard Foeger Livepic
Football Soccer - Austria v Wales - 2018 World Cup Qualifying European Zone - Group D - Ernst Happel Stadium, Vienna, Austria - 6/10/16 Wales' Joe Allen in action with Austria's Marc Janko Reuters / Leonhard Foeger Livepic

REUTERS - Wales midfielder Joe Allen is likely to miss Sunday's Group D World Cup qualifying match against Georgia with a hamstring injury, manager Chris Coleman has said.

Allen, who scored Wales' opening goal in Thursday's 2-2 draw with Austria, was withdrawn early in the second half due to the injury. Wales will also be without injured midfielder Aaron Ramsey at the Cardiff City Stadium.

"We probably could have gambled and kept him on the pitch but we don't want to being doing that. He had a twinge in his hamstring, so that's why we took him off immediately," Coleman told reporters.

Coleman's side, who beat Moldova 4-0 last month, remain top of their group on goal difference, with Serbia sitting second.

(Reporting by Ian Rodricks in Bengaluru)


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