A poppy is displayed on a big screen for Armistice Day before the international friendly soccer match between England and Spain at Wembley Stadium in London in 2011. Photo: AP

England and Scotland will defy Fifa ruling over honouring war dead and will face sanctions

Two countries will face Fifa sanctions after insisting their players will wear black armbands with embroidered poppies to honour Britain’s war dead for a match between the neighbours

Topic |   2018 Fifa World Cup European qualifying

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A poppy is displayed on a big screen for Armistice Day before the international friendly soccer match between England and Spain at Wembley Stadium in London in 2011. Photo: AP
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