Tottenham star's future to be decided imminently after talks revealed by journalist
By Russell Edge
Tottenham and England midfielder Dele Alli will find out his fate over the coming days after FIFA confirmed that a disciplinary committee will meet over his actions while playing for the Three Lions.
The 21-year-old was caught on camera making an offensive gesture during England’s victory over Slovakia at the start of September, after a coming together with former Liverpool man Martin Skrtel.
He insists that the gesture was aimed at his team mate Kyle Walker rather than any of the Slovakian players or the officials, but the matter was still referred to FIFA.
As reported by the Press Association’s chief football writer Simon Peach, on his personal Twitter account, the incident is set to be discussed when FIFA’s disciplinary panel meet on Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th, with a verdict being released over the following days.
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) September 26, 2017
A ban would see the Tottenham man ruled out of the Three Lions’ qualifying matches against Slovenia and Lithuania in October, while an elongated ban could even see him miss the start of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, were Gareth Southgate’s side to qualify.
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Alli was a key figure for Spurs last season, hitting home 18 Premier League goals, and he has continued his fine form into the current campaign, with three goals and an assist in seven appearances.
However he will not be lining up for the Lilywhites in Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Apoel Nicosia, as he sits out the second match of a three game European ban.
In other Tottenham news, Graham Roberts has slammed Thierry Henry after his claim about this Spurs player.