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FIFA Fine England, Sweden For Breaching Commercial Regulations

FIFA have slammed a fine of 70,000 Swiss francs (£50,000) on the English FA after Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Raheem Sterling wore “unauthorised” socks at the World Cup.

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FIFA said the players wore branded ankle support socks over official Nike socks, which contravenes during their quarter-final game against Sweden.

The World football governing body said the FA’s fine was for “breaching media and marketing regulations and the FIFA equipment regulations”.

FIFA frowned at the continuous display of unauthorized commercial branding on playing equipment items by the Three Lions players in the quarter-final game.

In another development, FIFA also punished the Swedish team with the same fine for a similar sock offence earlier in the tournament.

The fine is now the joint second highest fine at the World Cup behind Argentina’s 105,000 Swiss franc (£80,000) punishments after their fans threw objects and chanted homophobic abuse in their second group game against Croatia.

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