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Fifa vows to bring TTFA ‘in line’, lodges appeal against High Court ruling

Fifa, the world governing football body, has vowed to bring the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) ‘in line’ and warned of ‘potential further action’ against the member association, as a result of High Court action taken by the TTFA’s elected officials. Last week, TTFA president William Wallace and vice-presidents …

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Justice Gobin: ‘Fifa could not presume to be above the law’! Infantino-led body accused of ‘thumbing nose’ at fair play in TTFA attack

Madame Justice Carol Gobin handed down a comprehensive defeat to global football body, Fifa, in the Port of Spain High Court today, in a decision that is likely to be read closely across the planet. The TTFA was represented legally by Dr Emir Crowne, Matthew Gayle, Jason Jones and Crystal …

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Swiss special prosecutor commences criminal investigation of Fifa president, Infantino

Fifa president Gianni Infantino is now under criminal investigation in Switzerland, after Swiss special prosecutor Dr Stefan Keller found ‘indications of criminal conduct’ in secret meetings between Infantino and Switzerland Attorney General Michael Lauber. Keller, who was appointed on 29 June by the Supervisory Authority for the Office of the …

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Look Loy explains TTFA defiance: why teach the youth ‘hypocrisy, cowardice and self-interest’?

“[…] Some opposed to our resistance to Fifa talk about our supposed endangerment of ‘the youth’. But, in effect, their moaning merely teaches youth, by example, the abandonment of democracy, principle, justice, and fair play, for the prevalent values of our national intellectual and spiritual life: hypocrisy, cowardice, self interest, …

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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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Shaka: T&T football stuck between criminalisation and colonisation, Fifa has betrayed us

In early December of last year, I was in Trinidad to film a commercial for Unit Trust alongside none other than the world’s first black Miss Universe, Janelle Penny Commissiong. The format of the shoot was an informal conversation between two nationals about their successes, their failures—you get the picture. …

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