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Football Association fined after England players wear banned socks at World Cup

The Football Association is hit with a fine of 70,000 Swiss francs (£53,211) after three England players wore "unauthorised" socks at the World Cup.

The Football Association has been fined 70,000 Swiss francs (£53,211) after three England players wore "unauthorised" socks at the World Cup.

Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Raheem Sterling have been wearing the Devon-made Trusox over their official Nike socks and have ignored a FIFA warning to stop doing so.

In a statement published on its website on Wednesday, FIFA stated that it was fining the FA for "breaching media and marketing regulations and the FIFA equipment regulations".

The world football governing body added: "FIFA had previously requested the Football Association to cease the activity that led to the sanction.

"In particular, several members of the English national team continued to display unauthorised commercial branding on playing equipment items before and during the quarter-final match between Sweden and England."

The Swedish FA has also been punished with the same fine for a similar offence earlier in the tournament.

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