Alli and Walker write to Fifa

The Daily Telegraph - Sport - - Football - By Jeremy Wil­son

Dele Alli and Kyle Walker have each sub­mit­ted writ­ten state­ments to Fifa in sup­port of Eng­land’s that the mid­dle-fin­ger ges­ture of Alli in the game against Slo­vakia was aimed at his team-mate.

Fifa has opened an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into Alli’s “joke” salute in Eng­land’s 2-1 World Cup qual­i­fy­ing vic­tory and the case will be re­viewed by the gov­ern­ing body’s dis­ci­plinary com­mit­tee be­fore the end of the month. If found guilty, Alli could face a four-game ban that would rule him out of at least the first two games of the World Cup in Rus­sia. The Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion has re­quested a de­ci­sion be­fore Eng­land’s next game in Oc­to­ber, so that any ban could kick in then.

Mean­while, Fer­nando Llorente has re­vealed his rea­son for choos­ing Tot­ten­ham above Chelsea was the “very im­por­tant” per­sonal in­ter­ven­tion of Mauri­cio Po­chet­tino.

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