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

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A year ago sparked outrage amongst the British population after world football's governing body FIFA ruled that poppies were banned from being worn in football matches because they were too political.

Federation Internationale de Football Association do not allow political symbols to be used during matches, and deemed the poppy to be just that.

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.

If England seal qualification for next summer's World Cup in their next two games in early October, they are set to play Germany in a friendly at Wembley in November and it is understood they have already been given permission by the German FA to wear poppies.

An 11-month investigation was launched after England appealed against their £35,000 fine for flaunting strict instructions not to display the emblems at the World Cup qualifier against Scotland on November 11 previous year.

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have been challenging their Federation Internationale de Football Association fines for last year's war commemorations.

Wales and Northern Ireland were fined for displaying it in their stadiums.

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All the UK's mainstream media report this morning that football's world governing body has changed its stance over poppy wearing by the home nations.

The Three Lions are now set to sport the symbol in the planned friendly with Germany at Wembley on November 10 - the day before Armistice Day.

England captain Wayne Rooney wears a poppy on his sleeve.

Previous year the FA maintained that the Poppy - used since 1921 to commemorate military personnel who have died in war - did not fall into any of these categories.

Mrs May said there was a "clear message" from the House of Commons that "we want our players to be able to wear those poppies".

England will play Germany in an global friendly in November, and the BBC said the German side are happy for England to wear the poppy during the match.

The emphasis will now be on competition organisers, such as Uefa and Federation Internationale de Football Association, to determine if a particular symbol is "political" under the new regulation.

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