The FA intend to pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice

Thursday 03 Nov 2016

We fully respect the laws of the game and take our founding role on the International Football Association Board extremely seriously.

The poppy is an important symbol of remembrance and we do not believe it represents a political, religious or commercial message, not does it relate to any one historical event.

In keeping with the position agreed with FIFA back in 2011 and in what we believe is in accordance with Law 4, para 4, The FA intend to pay appropriate tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice by having the England team wear black armbands bearing poppies in our fixture on Armistice Day.

By FA Staff