FIFA are considering sanctions against the FAI for the 1916 anniversary celebration symbol worn on jerseys in the friendly match last March against Switzerland.

The use of the poppy has evoked huge controversy in England and Scotland this week after FIFA refused to allow them to wear the symbol in their World Cup qualifier on Saturday week – which is also Armistice Day.

FIFA are taking the stance as they do not allow political symbols to be worn on team shirts.  

British MP Damian Collins yesterday cited Ireland’s jerseys in the match with the Swiss as example of supposed double standards by the governing body.  

A FIFA spokesperson said “The disciplinary committee of Fifa is evaluating the matter” of Ireland’s jerseys worn against the Swiss.

The spokesperson said that there is no specific date for a decision.