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Poppies on England shirts

Poppies on England shirts

Last year, England and Scotland players wore black armbands featuring poppies for their match at Wembley.

During Armistice Day a year ago, the worldwide football federation fined England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for using the poppy on shirts and in the grounds.

Northern Ireland will face Germany on 5 October and Norway three days later in World Cup qualifiers, and O'Neill said of the poppy row: "I don't get involved in the politics of the whole thing".

According to reports, Federation Internationale de Football Association sent out a draft proposal to its member nations last week with revised provisions that would see use of the poppy permitted on the condition that opposing teams and competition organisers accepted a request for its use in advance.

The Football Association of Wales was also fined £15,690 for offences it revealed included "fans in the stands wearing the poppy" and the presence of "a member of the armed forces holding a bunch of poppies at the exit of the tunnel" during their 1-1 draw against Serbia on Nov 12.

The sanctions caused outrage in Britain, with prime minister Theresa May labelling FIFA's ruling "utterly outrageous".

The new law is expected to be in place for November's worldwide games, a period that incorporates Remembrance weekend.

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The match will be given the go-ahead provided both countries avoid the World Cup play-offs.

England is set to play Germany in a friendly at Wembley on the evening before Armistice Day.

The Football Association and the Football Association of Wales have declined to comment until the decision has been ratified by Fifa.

England captain Wayne Rooney wears a poppy on his sleeve.

The new law is expected to be passed by November's worldwide games played during the Remembrance weekend when people don Poppies.

The poppy has always been used as a symbol for the British to commemorate military personnel who died in battle.

The new wording tightens the definition of what is to be deemed a "political" symbol by the football authorities.

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