FIFA fine England after players wear the wrong socks at the World Cup

England’s Dele Alli and Eric Dier were at the centre of the storm (Owen Humphreys/PA Wire).

England are out of the World Cup and the FA has one other bizarre reason to be upset after the disappointment in Russia.

The game’s governing body has been fined £50,000 after Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Raheem Sterling wore “unauthorised” socks during the tournament.

The trio all wore Devon-made brand Trusox over their official Nike socks despite ignoring a Fifa warning to stop.

Fifa explained the fine was officially due to the continued display of unauthorised branding on playing equipment.

It was handed down following the quarter-final win over Sweden and it is not yet known whether England players decided to stick with their kit for the defeat to Croatia.

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It is the joint-second highest fine dished out at the World Cup behind Argentina’s £80,000 penalty after their fans hurled objects and chanted homophobic abuse.

England midfielder Dier is one of a number of sports stars listed as ambassadors on the Trusox website with Gareth Bale and Alexis Sanchez also wearers of the brand.

Swedish players were also hit with a fine over their socks while World Cup finalists Croatia were punished for drinking unauthorised beverages.