Federation Internationale de Football Association looks set to lift ban on poppies

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Fifa deemed the poppy to be a "political symbol" - something their rules have forbidden - but, having held talks with the football associations of each United Kingdom nation, are expected to pass a new law on the matter in time for the global fixtures which are scheduled to take place between November 6 and 14.

Prime Minister Theresa May said at the time that the Federation Internationale de Football Association stance was "utterly outrageous".

Supporters reacted with fury previous year when Fifa - football's global governing body - fined the FA after England and Scotland players wore black armbands with a poppy for their World Cup qualifier at Wembley on November 11.

England is planning to play Germany in a friendly at Wembley around Armistice Day, assuming Gareth Southgate's side do not have to contest a play-off to qualify for the World Cup.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland were also fined for sporting the poppy previous year. "I think it is absolutely right that they should be able to do so".

The revised provisions from the proposal could see the poppy permitted if opposing teams and the competition organiser for the relevant match both accept its use in advance.

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

FIFA's relaxation of the rules reportedly states in new guidelines that "Whilst "religious" and "personal" are relatively easily defined, "political" is less clear".

But the ban is now reportedly to be lifted Federation Internationale de Football Association in time for England's friendly with Germany on November 10, the evening before Armistice Day.

The report goes on to claim that the IFAB, football's lawmakers, are expected to rubber-stamp the change next month.

The International Football Association Board, the guardian organisation of the sport's laws, is expected to approve the amendment in early October and it is now thought that the four UK FAs will no longer need to pay fines.

England and Scotland wore black armbands with a poppy during their Armistice Day clash in November, 2016.



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