Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings against Alli

Fifa has opened disciplinary proceedings against Dele Alli after he gestured with his middle finger during England’s game against Slovakia on Monday.

The midfielder claims it was a joke with his former Tottenham teammate Kyle Walker, but it looked on TV as though it was aimed at the referee Clement Turpin.

It’s likely that football’s governing body will treat the matter seriously, and a ban could well be the punishment.