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Fifa: TTFA wants to have cake and eat it too; TTFA: Arbitration clause ‘unconscionable’

Should the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) be forced to abide by an arbitration clause that is explicit in its own constitution? Or is the clause itself, which orders that all disputes with Fifa be sent to the Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), ‘unconscionable’ by virtue of …

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Fifa mum on TTFA, raises funding to over TT$23 million, postpones Concacaf football until 2021

The Fifa Council, which comprises 37 members split between its six confederations, met virtually today but did not reveal any decision with regards to its normalisation committee in Trinidad and Tobago. On 17 March, the seven-member Bureau of the Fifa Council—which is headed by Fifa president Gianni Infantino—voted to dissolve …

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TTOC president: Fifa and CAS failed ‘duty of care’ to TTFA; that’s why case is in High Court

Besieged Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace and his vice-presidents, according to Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) president Brian Lewis, are not the only ones responsible for their case against Fifa ending up in the local High Court. On Monday, Wallace moved an action against his …

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Downer: Sancho used local courts—so why not Wallace? And Look Loy was not removed

Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association (TTFRA) vice-president Osmond Downer, one of the framers of the TTFA’s constitution, has defended president William Wallace’s decision to legally challenge Fifa’s attempt to remove him, based on his perception of natural justice and the governing body’s own statutes. The TTFA Constitution—article 38.2-2—and FIFA’s …

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We’re obliged to ‘disobey unjust laws’! TTFA explains decision to take Fifa to court

“[…] United TTFA states for the public record that the real reason for Fifa’s unwarranted and illegal interference in TTFA’s internal business is its desire to cover up the financial mismanagement and illegal actions of the last administration: “Including the failure to provide contracts for the expenditure of TT$16 million on the Home of …

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The abnormal normalisation clause: how seven Fifa ‘gentlemen’ usurped 210 nations in war on the TTFA

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the Covid-19 outbreak to be a pandemic, which was unprecedented for a coronavirus. By then, Italy’s Serie A had already been halted by the government with multiple sporting competitions set to follow. The Bureau of the Fifa Council promptly rescheduled an …

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