The Irish Football Association has revealed that the Northern Ireland team will wear black armbands to mark Armistice Day as they take on Azerbaijan in Friday's World Cup qualifier, but no poppies.

In the statement, the IFA also revealed they will be asking for clarification from the International Football Association Board (IFAB) over law 4.4, which prohibits any "political, religious or commercial messages" from being displayed on international jerseys.

There will also be a minute's silence ahead of the match at Windsor Park, while it is also thought a wreath will be laid and a Royal British Legion collection will be taking place at the ground.

"The Irish FA is committed to marking Armistice Day with appropriate acts of remembrance," said IFA Chief Executive Patrick Nelson.

"We asked FIFA if permission could be granted for the Northern Ireland team to wear a poppy on the shirt or on an armband.

"Based on law 4.4 of the laws of the game 2016/17, FIFA advised that they could give no guarantee that there would not be disciplinary proceedings if the Northern Ireland team was to wear a symbol of remembrance on the playing shirt.

"As a member of IFAB, we have placed clarification of law 4.4 on the agenda for the next annual general meeting of IFAB which be held in London in March."