Federation Internationale de Football Association fine England £50,000 for wearing unauthorised socks

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England were fined 70,000 Swiss Francs ($70,585.9) and Uruguay were given a 50,000 Swiss Francs sanction for breaking media and marketing rules during the World Cup, FIFA said on Wednesday.

The players wore branded ankle support socks over official Nike socks, ignoring a Federation Internationale de Football Association warning to stop.

Dele Alli of England during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Sweden and England at Samara Arena on July 7, 2018 in Samara, Russia.

In a disciplinary update published on its website four ahead of England's World Cup semi-final against Croatia, FIFA said it was fining the FA 70,000 Swiss francs for "breaching media and marketing regulations and the FIFA equipment regulations".

In the same disciplinary update, Federation Internationale de Football Association announced it was also fining Uruguay's FA nearly £40,000 for arriving late to a stadium and because one player has breached its equipment rules.

"In particular, only one member of the Uruguayan national team continued to display unauthorised commercial branding on playing equipment items during the quarter-final match between Uruguay and France", it added.

The piece of kit is extremely common in the game, with Luis Suarez, Alexis Sanchez, Radamel Falcao and Gareth Bale some of the most high-profile players who wear them on a regular basis.

The Swedish FA has also been punished with the same fine for a similar sock offence earlier in the tournament.

World Cup semifinal opponents England and Croatia's fines over sponsorship protocols are both approximately 10 times the fine that the Russian soccer federation was hit with after its fans were seen unfurling a banner featuring neo-Nazi messaging.