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Fifa ‘welcomes’ TTFA’s acquiescence but still ‘assessing’ next step, after two weeks

It is almost two weeks since the court of appeal broke the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association’s legal resistance to Fifa, with the local football body’s member delegates swiftly voting to subsequently hand its reins to the governing body’s normalisation committee. Having forced regime change, Fifa president Gianni Infantino is …

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Dear editor: There was nothing ‘pyrrhic’ about Wallace and the UTTFA’s fight, history will smile on them

“[…] The UTTFA and supporters of its stand against the mighty Fifa might also be encouraged by the words of a martyr for the cause of Poland’s Solidarity Workers in the 1980s. “Before he was brutally murdered on 19 October 1984, Father ‘Pop’ (Jerzy Popiełuszko) reportedly urged embattled workers with …

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TTFA members cut Wallace adrift; 94% vote to accept normalisation and abandon Fifa litigation’

There will be no Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) appeal against Fifa at the privy council. This morning, the general membership finally had its say; and it meant the last rites for the William Wallace-led administration. Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association (TTFRA) vice-president Osmond Downer moved the decisive …

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‘A wasted trial’; how Gobin and Wallace were undone by court of appeal—as Fifa prevailed

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) versus the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (Fifa) was billed as the most important case in local sport history, at the opening whistle. By the time the dust had cleared, though, Justice of Appeal Nolan Bereaux described the exercise as ‘a wasted trial’ …

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