Alli has additionally been fined £three,800 (five,000 Swiss francs) following the incident, even supposing FIFA’s disciplinary committee stated it permitted the gesture had now not been aimed on the referee.
A FIFA spokesman stated: “Following the incident that occurred during the match between England and Slovakia on 4 September 2017, Dele Alli has been sanctioned with a suspension for one official match, and a fine of CHF 5,000 for making an offensive and unsporting gesture.”
The FIFA spokesman added: “Although the Disciplinary Committee was not convinced that the player directed the gesture at the referee, and regardless of whether it was allegedly directed at a team-mate, it did consider such gesture to be offensive and unsporting and therefore it amounted to a violation of art. 57 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.”
TV photos confirmed the 21-year-old swearing in a while after a collision with Martin Skrtel, however the participant was once fast to fret that it was once geared toward team-mate Kyle Walker moderately than the officers or any Slovakia participant.
Alli is about to leave out subsequent Thursday’s game towards Slovenia at Wembley as England glance to seal their position at subsequent summer time’s World Cup, however he may go back for the overall team game in Lithuania on Sunday.
Prior to the suspension being introduced, England boss Gareth Southgate stated he was hoping Alli would be informed from his mistake.
Southgate instructed the FA’s professional web page: “I have had a excellent chat with Dele about a large number of various things however the largest unhappiness for him is to leave out soccer.
“So the outshot of all of that is that he recognises the accountability and it is crucial for him and us that he is to be had for video games which he desires to play.
“He’s a tender participant, a tender guy and younger individuals are going to make errors – outdated other folks make a variety of errors.
“For positive, he is aware of one thing like what took place that evening may not occur once more.”