fifa has turned down an appeal for poppy armbands to be worn in the World Cup Qualifier match between England and Scotland on November 11.

Poppy Appeal

The Poppy Appeal is Britain's largest fundraising campaign that is held every year in November to remember theService men and women that have been killed in combat.

The FAs are currently attempting to change FIFA's mind, but rules state that political, religious or commercial messages on shirts are banned.

Scottish FA chief Stewart Regan and FA executive Martin Glenn will be meeting with FIFA officials on Thursday to discuss the poppy issue.

Additionally, the Football Association of Wales has requested to wear the poppy symbol on their shirts when they face Serbia in their World Cup Qualifier on November 12.

In November 2011,England were allowed to wear poppy armbands in a 1-0 friendly win over Spain at Wembley

All three of the British Football Associations have also inquired what the penalty would be if they were to break the rules and brand the poppy symbol regardless of FIFA's decision.

A spokesman for the English FA said: "We are working closely with the Royal British Legion once again this year to honour and remember the sacrifices made by those serving in the armed forces.

"In recent weeks, the FA has led remembrance discussions with Fifa to allow the England team to show its support for the Poppy Appeal during the World Cup qualifier with Scotland."

FIFA controversy

England's match against Scotland will be the first time the two sides face each other in over three years, the last meeting being in August 2013.

The decision has sparked outrage on social media, with one Twitter user @LFizzia saying: "FIFALogic: Using slave labour to build world cup stadiums - OK Wearing a commemorative poppy- Not OK".

Another user @RedfernGraham tweeted: "Poor by @FIFA as they want to ban the wearing of the poppydue to a political statement. It's an act of respect, something you have ignored".

The fixture will be played at Wembley on Armistice Day. Kick off is at 7:45pm.