Eng­land want FIFA to de­cide Alli's pun­ish­ment be­fore Slove­nia game

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LON­DON: The English FA has asked FIFA to de­cide on Dele Alli’s pun­ish­ment be­fore next month’s World Cup qual­i­fier against Slove­nia to re­duce the chance that he will be banned for matches at next year’s fi­nals.

Alli was caught on cam­era rais­ing a mid­dle fin­ger in the di­rec­tion of French ref­eree Cle­ment Turpin in Eng­land’s qual­i­fier against Slo­vakia ear­lier this month and faces a four-game ban.

“We have to­day re­sponded to FIFA and un­der­stand the case will be re­viewed by the dis­ci­plinary com­mit­tee be­fore the end of the month,” FA spokesper­son said, ac­cord­ing to for­eign me­dia re­ports.

The 21-year-old Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur mid­fielder said the ges­ture was made in jest to­ward team mate Kyle Walker.

Eng­land, who are on top of Group F in Euro­pean qual­i­fy­ing with 20 points from eight games, are in a strong po­si­tion to make it to the World Cup.

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