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‘Infantino wanted to humiliate us!’ How Fifa’s suspension backfired and what’s next for T&T football

On Wednesday evening, Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace applied to withdraw his case against Fifa for their implementation of a normalisation committee on the twin island republic. By Friday morning, Wallace had twice as many cases running against the world governing body in as many countries. …

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Wallace: ‘We won’t bow to Fifa fear play’; TTFA president explains return to CAS and resumption of case

“[…] I believe that the recent punitive action taken by Fifa against the TTFA because the TTFA is engaged in a legitimate action before the Trinidad and Tobago High Court—even after the TTFA filed documents to discontinue the action before the Court—is high-handed, unreasonable, and does not accord with the …

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Concacaf extends olive branch and fresh deadline, as TTFA-FIFA tussle enters slapstick territory

At 11.55am today, Concacaf offered an olive branch to the Soca Warriors. On Monday 28 September, Concacaf will hold its draw for the 2021 Gold Cup, which is its showcase tournament, and there will be a special arrangement for the Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team. Yesterday, Fifa suspended …

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Fight back on! Wallace withdraws withdrawal in shock twist to TTFA-FIFA legal saga

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace has responded to Fifa’s suspension by resuming his legal writ with the world governing body. This morning, Fifa’s attorneys expected confirmation that the case against their clients had been withdrawn in the High Court. Instead, there was yet another surprise, as …

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‘I’m saddened and disappointed!’ TTFA vice-president resigns, points to late withdrawal from Fifa case

“[…] Within recent times it has become clear to me, that we are also fighting against those that we represent: the associations, the clubs, the teams, supporters and, sadly, the players. “[…] How and why these papers were filed after the 3pm deadline is beyond me, and I am saddened …

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SporTT: ‘Too little, too late’; TTFA admit missing Fifa deadline as Warriors likely to miss Gold Cup

Fifa secretary general Fatma Samoura gave the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) a deadline of 3pm on Wednesday 23 September to withdraw all cases against the Switzerland-based global sport body. However, TTFA president William Wallace’s affidavit in support of the withdrawal did not go in until 3:02pm while the …

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Fifa bans TTFA! ‘Former leadership’ accused of ‘endangering overall global football governance structure’

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) has been suspended by Fifa with immediate effect, for ‘grave violations of the Fifa Statutes’. The decision, which was taken today by the Bureau of the Fifa Council, means that Trinidad and Tobago clubs and national teams are now forbidden from taking part …

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Wallace to High Court: Fifa forced TTFA to bend the knee, I feel physically sick

Outgoing Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace told the High Court that he felt ‘physically sick’ yesterday, as he formally withdrew his case against Fifa intervention, through a normalisation committee on 17 March. Wallace and first vice-president Clynt Taylor instructed their attorneys to raise the white flag …

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‘The TTFA has been colonised!’ Wallace ends Fifa case to ‘avoid further victimisation’ of T&T football

“[…] It is fair to say that the overwhelming majority of representatives were motivated by fear of Fifa’s threat to suspend TTFA. “[…] We end our just action in order to avoid further victimisation of Trinidad and Tobago football. We have stood for Democracy, National Sovereignty and the rule of …

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Wallace’s last stand? Look Loy confirms that TTFA members will determine next step in Fifa fight

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association’s 47 member delegates will be allowed to vote for the immediate future of the organisation at tonight’s online Zoom meeting. Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) president Keith Look Loy, who is also part of the United TTFA slate that brought William Wallace to …

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