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Thursday, 22 December 2016 - 8:09
Northern Ireland's football governing body wants urgent Fifa meeting over poppy fine
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The Irish Football Association says it wants an "urgent" meeting with Fifa after being fined £11,769 for poppies being shown at a World Cup qualifier.

Following a board meeting on Wednesday, the IFA has accepted it cannot appeal.

But it described Fifa's decision as "extremely disappointing" and will write to president Gianni Infantino to "seek clarity" on the issue.

Northern Ireland's fans formed a poppy mosaic and also laid a wreath before the Azerbaijan game on 11 November.

The Northern Ireland governing body was fined 15,000 Swiss francs for the Remembrance Day displays - and Fifa rules only allows appeals against fines above that amount.
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