FA in talks with Fifa over 'match poppy ban'

The Football Association is in talks with Fifa over whether players can wear poppies when England play Scotland at Wembley on 11 November in the World cup qualifier.

A report in the Sun claims the game's world governing body have banned the two teams from displaying poppies on their shirts during the game as political statements are not allowed.

In 2011, Fifa eventually backed down after threatening to ban the England team from wearing poppies in a friendly against Spain, allowing them instead to display the symbol on black armbands.

The match next month takes place on Armistice Day, when commemorations take place to remember the nation's service-personnel killed in war.

We are working closely with the Royal British Legion once again this year to honour and remember the sacrifices made by those serving in the armed forces.

FA Spokesman
The game will be played at Wembley. Credit: PA

Scotland have also spoken to football ruling body regarding the matter as they hope to come to an agreement.

We are also in dialogue with our colleagues at the FA and with FIFA and are optimistic of an outcome that enables both teams and their respective fans to pay appropriate respect on Armistice Day.

Scottish FA spokesperson

Fifa were unavailable for comment.