The FAI are hosting a fundraiser to help Sean Cox's rehabilitation fund 2 years ago

The FAI are hosting a fundraiser to help Sean Cox's rehabilitation fund

A great cause.

At present, €761,100 has been raised to help pay for Sean Cox's medical bills and donations can still be made to the Support Sean appeal here.

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Seamus Coleman, Jurgen Klopp, AS Roma, and Liverpool FC have all donated sums to help pay the medical costs that the Meath man's family have to incur and the FAI are doing their part to help.

They've announced that a fundraising football tournament will take place on 29 and 30 December at Ratoath Harps AFC in aid of supporting Sean Cox and his family.

The closing date to enter a squad is 22 December and all teams can be entered via the email address sixesforsean@gmail.com.

All funds will go to Mr Cox's rehabilitation fund and you can donate at www.ratoathharps.com or alternatively on the Support For Sean gofundme page

In addition to the tournament, the organisers will also be hosting an auction.

In terms of the items that will be available to be bid upon, there's two UEFA Champions League Final tickets, two Europa League Final tickets and UEFA EURO 2020 qualifier tickets along with overnight accommodation in Dublin.

Aside from this, there's a pair of boxing gloves that are signed by Katie Taylor, a four ball event in Killeen Castle, flight lessons, signed jerseys from the All-Ireland winning panels of Dublin and Limerick, and various other items. ​

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Last month, Mr Cox's brothers said that he's 'progressing, albeit very slowly' following the vicious attack outside Anfield that left him in a coma.

Mr Cox's two brothers, Martin and Peter, recently visited Liverpool to thank the community for their assistance in raising funds to help pay for their brother's medical fees and they also provided an update on his health.

With regards to his attackers, Roma supporter Filippo Lombardi was found not guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm on Mr Cox but he was jailed for three years for violent disorder.

Daniele Scuisco, another Roma fan who was involved in the attack, was previously jailed for two and a half years.

Scuisco was not sentenced for the attack on Mr Cox, but rather for taking part in the actions that may have led to that incident.

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