FIFA Fine England And Uruguay For Breaking Media And Marketing Rules At World Cup 2018

England have been fined 70,000 Swiss Francs (just over £53,000) for breaking media and marketing rules in their World Cup quarter-final against Sweden.
England won the match in Samara 2-0 thanks to goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli, advancing to Wednesday night’s semi-final against Croatia in Moscow – England’s first appearance in the last four of a World Cup in 28 years.
But world football’s governing body have pulled them up because of what they claim to be commercial branding which shouldn’t be seen at the tournament.
Alli, Eric Dier and Raheem Sterling have been wearing the Devon-made Trusox over their official Nike socks and have ignored a FIFA warning to stop doing so.
Their statement read: “Several members of the English national team continued to display unauthorised commercial branding on playing equipment items before and during the World Cup quarter-final match between Sweden and England.”
Sweden’s Andreas Granqvist has already been punished for a similar offence, while a fine has also been imposed upon Uruguay for arriving late for one of their matches.
FIFA have also cited taking drinks from bottles branded with sponsors’ names that aren’t official sponsors of the tournament.

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