Eng­land, Scot­land face FIFA probe

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

ZURICH (AP): FIFA SAYS it opened dis­ci­plinary cases against Eng­land and Scot­land af­ter play­ers from both teams wore arm­bands with poppy em­blems at a World Cup qual­i­fy­ing match.

FIFA did not spec­ify de­tails of the cases, nor would it “spec­u­late on any out­come or pro­vide an es­ti­mated time­line”.

The laws of foot­ball pro­hibit re­li­gious, po­lit­i­cal or per­sonal state­ments at na­tional team matches.

The English and Scot­tish fed­er­a­tions said be­fore the Novem­ber 11 match at Wem­b­ley Sta­dium, they were pre­pared to face the con­se­quences of de­fy­ing FIFA rules.

Both fed­er­a­tions face be­ing fined.

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