FA think up other ways to remember our heroes at Wembley.
The Football Association today released a statement confirming the England players would wear black armbands on Saturday during the friendly with Spain at Wembley.
The statement said: “The FA would like to clarify that the organisation and England players at all levels will be showing their respect and marking Remembrance Day in a number of ways.
“We have been working closely with the Royal British Legion who have welcomed our support.”
- England players will wear black armbands during the Spain game on Saturday.
- The FA will place a poppy wreath on the pitch during the national anthems.
- There will be a one-minute silence ahead of kick-off.
- Players will wear training tops with embroidered poppies on match day.
- Players will wear poppy-embossed anthem jackets during the national anthems
- Military representatives will be in the presentation party prior to kick-off
- The FA has donated 500 England v Spain tickets to ‘Tickets for Troops’, for members of the Armed Forces, and 1,000 tickets for the England v Sweden game on Tuesday (this is standard FA policy for Wembley matches).
- On Friday at training at Wembley the England squad will observe the two-minute silence at 11am, all wearing training tops embossed with poppies.
- England U21s and England U19s players and staff will be wear poppies before and after their matches in Thursday and observe a one-minute silence.