England players to wear poppies on black armbands

England players will wear a poppy to honor Britain’s war dead on

their black armbands when they play world champion Spain on

Saturday after FIFA agreed to the compromise.

FIFA had turned down the Football Association’s request for

players to wear shirts embroidered with a red poppy as a mark of


British Prime Minister David Cameron and Prince William both

wrote to FIFA to support the FA before the bodies reached a