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FIFA's approval is necessary for any IFAB decision, but FIFA alone cannot change the Laws of the Game—they need to be agreed by at least two of the UK members. As of 2016, all members must be present for a binding vote to proceed.
Samoura, who has a degree in English and Spanish from the University of Lyon, started working for the UN's Food Programme in 1995. She was later sent around the world to work for the organisation before becoming a humanitarian administrator in Nigeria. Five months after taking her role at Fifa and promising a 'fresh approach', she will now have to take a view on whether it should impose its poppy ban on England, Scotland and Wales, who also to wear armbands during their game against Serbia in Cardiff on November 12
I think the stance that has been taken by Fifa is utterly outrageous. Our football players want to recognise and respect those who have given their lives for our safety and security. I think it is absolutely right that they should be able to do so. It's a matter for the English and Scottish Football Associations, but there is a clear message from the House of Commons that we want our players to be able to wear those poppies. Before they start telling us what to do, they jolly well ought to sort their own house out.
England players will wear poppies when they play Scotland on Remembrance Sunday next week despite a Fifa regulation banning them from doing so, hopes the chairman of the Football Association Greg Clarke. Mr Clarke told ITV that there are plans in place for the England players to wear poppies, with the 2018 World Cup qualifier due to take place on Armistice Day next Friday, and confirmed that regardless of the ongoing talks with Fifa over wearing the tribute, there will be a visible presence of poppies inside the stadium.
originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: Soloprotocol
They won't impose a fine they will dock points which could make the difference between going to the World Cup or not.
FIFA once again shows how out of touch it is regardless of who is heading the den of iniquity.
England and Scotland could face a points deduction if they defy a Fifa ban on players wearing poppies when the teams meet on Armistice Day.
Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn said both FAs will defy the ban and accept any punishment.
originally posted by: alldaylong
A case of double standards and yet more anti-British agenda from F.I.F.A.
the World Cup is organised by FIFA, so they really are the ones that make the rules for that event
In FIFA World Cup years, the AGM is held at FIFA's offices; otherwise, it rotates between Northern Ireland, Wales, England and Scotland in that order. Four weeks before the AGM, the member associations must send their written proposals to the secretary of the host association. FIFA then prints a list of suggestions that are distributed to all other associations for examination
originally posted by: alldaylong
No, F.I.F.A. do not make the rules for The World Cup.
The rules are made by The International Football Association Board. That's why it incorporates the word " International "
Decisions of the International F.A. Board
Players must not reveal undergarments showing slogans or advertising. The basic compulsory equipment must not have any political, religious or personal statements.
A player removing his jersey or shirt to reveal slogans or advertising will be sanctioned by the competition organiser. The team of a player whose basic compulsory equipment has political, religious or personal slogans or statements will be sanctioned by the competition organiser or by FIFA.