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FIFA to broaden England, Scotland remembrance investigation

FIFA broadens England, Scotland investigation
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FIFA announces that it will broaden their investigation into the FA and SFA over a number of Armistice Day tributes made before and during their World Cup qualifier.

FIFA has announced that it will broaden its investigation into the Armistice Day tributes paid by England and Scotland during last week's World Cup qualifier at Wembley.

Both nations were forbidden from wearing poppies in line with FIFA's rule preventing players from wearing any political or religious slogans, but the FA and SFA chose to defy that ban and wear black armbands adorned with a poppy.

FIFA yesterday opened its investigation into the incident, and has now confirmed that it will look at a number of other issues from the game, most of which centre around the remembrance tributes.

"The disciplinary committee decided to open proceedings against the FA and the Scottish FA in relation to a series of incidents reported after the match, including the wearing of arm bands with a poppy symbol, several cases of fan misconduct, a non-approved pre-match ceremony, the display of flags by fans with poppies and members of the armed forces, the display of poppy symbols on the big screen and T-shirts displaying poppies placed on seats," read a statement from a FIFA spokesperson.

"These incidents potentially constitute breaches of the laws of the game 2016-2017, the FIFA disciplinary code, the FIFA stadium safety and security regulations, the regulations of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the guidelines for FIFA match officials."

FA chief executive Martin Glenn has previously promised to fight any sanctions given to the team over their tributes.

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