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FIFA fines could kill Northern Ireland clubs Kilrea United and TW Braga

Amateur minnows stunned by financial penalty which they fear could force them to close doors

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Kilrea United's Pierce Worrall-Hill (centre), who had been the subject of a 10,000 Swiss francs fine decision from FIFA, photographed at the club's pitch in Co Derry with club chairman Davey Sheils and secretary Shane Coyle

Kilrea United's Pierce Worrall-Hill (centre), who had been the subject of a 10,000 Swiss francs fine decision from FIFA, photographed at the club's pitch in Co Derry with club chairman Davey Sheils and secretary Shane Coyle

Kilrea United's Pierce Worrall-Hill (centre), who had been the subject of a 10,000 Swiss francs fine decision from FIFA, photographed at the club's pitch in Co Derry with club chairman Davey Sheils and secretary Shane Coyle

FIFA, Kilrea United, an 18-year-old who was signed in a barber's shop owned by the club chairman, player registration and an extraordinary fine that could lead to a team folding.

This is the staggering story of the most powerful body in world football and a humble team from the Coleraine and District League.

The only other time locals from Kilrea can remember having anything to do with FIFA was when hometown hero Martin O'Neill captained Northern Ireland in the 1982 World Cup finals.