Belfast Telegraph

Welsh FA join England and Scots in appealing remembrance fines

The Football Association of Wales will appeal the sanctions imposed by Fifa over their commemoration of Remembrance Day during the World Cup qualifier against Serbia in Cardiff on November 12.

The FAW were fined 20,000 Swiss francs (just under £16,000) on December 19 for the displays of poppies around the stadium. Fifa interpreted the poppy as a political symbol, but the FAW disputed this and will appeal.

A statement read: "The FAW have now informed Fifa of our intention to appeal the decision."

The Football Association, the Scottish Football Association and the Irish Football Association were also fined over their commemorations. The SFA indicated their intention to appeal on Thursday. England, who will also appeal, played Scotland at Wembley, with players wearing black armbands with a poppy on them.

The FAW and IFA were sanctioned for other acts of remembrance, with fans holding cards to form a poppy mosaic. The IFA cannot appeal their fine, however, as it falls under the minimum amount required to do so.

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