The FAW said FIFA is also investigating the fact that: "A member of the Armed Forces was holding a bunch of poppies at the exit of the tunnel", a "fans' mosaic depicting the poppy was displayed during the anthem of Wales", and a "banner depicting the poppy was also displayed by the supporters of Wales before the match started."
"Naturally as an association we are disappointed and surprised at the news. Our intention was to show respect on Armistice weekend which we feel we did in the right and proper way."
"We are particularly disappointed that one of the charges relates to supporters in the stands wearing poppies. Naturally as an association we will strongly contest the charges."
"The disciplinary committee decided to open proceedings against the Irish Football Association and the Football Association of Wales in relation to several incidents involving the display of poppy symbols reported after the matches Northern Ireland-Azerbaijan and Wales-Serbia respectively."