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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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‘Travesty of logic and justice’, ‘attempted coup’, ‘cover-up’: TTFA officials condemn Fifa intervention

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) stakeholders have slammed Fifa’s decision to implement a normalisation committee on the island and effectively nullify the football body’s election last November. Fifa, in a press release today, claimed that its fact-finding mission to Trinidad last month—done in conjunction with Concacaf—found ‘extremely low overall …

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TTFA reveals Avec Sport kit deal; plus Wallace on Nike ‘interference’ and $50 million debt

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace has promised to erase the local football body’s TT$50 million debt within three years, as he announced a kit deal with England-based supplier Avec Sport this morning. The TTFA and Avec Sport stated that the partnership is for four years with …

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Lawrence: ‘Every game is a final now’; new Qatar qualifying format spells trouble for T&T

Trinidad and Tobago’s hopes of qualifying directly for the Qatar 2022 World Cup can be over before it has begun, courtesy of Concacaf’s new qualifying format which allows a significant shortcut to teams based on FIFA rankings. Concacaf announced today that it will select its six football nations for the …

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CFU president faces four-year ban; John-Williams could benefit from FIFA hounding of rival

Embattled Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Gordon Derrick could find himself crowbarred out of office by FIFA, after the world governing body’s ethics committee today recommended a four-year ban from all football activities for the Antigua and Barbuda native. The ethics committee, which is chaired by Dr Cornel Borbély, focused …

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DJW launches CFU manifesto amidst hints of UEFA interference in Caribbean election

Suspicions that CONCACAF and UEFA have lent to their support to one of three candidates in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) election race might harden after presidential candidate David John-Williams released his manifesto, which suggested that his proposed Caribbean Professional Football League (CPFL) is an integral part of his bid …

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DJW unplugged: An illegal TTFA election, tacit FIFA support and a CFU power grab 

The world governing football body, FIFA, stands accused of complicity in the rise of an allegedly illegitimately elected football president from Trinidad and Tobago with overarching ambitions. FIFA handed former vice-president, Jack Warner, a life ban for attempting to rig its 2011 presidential elections. And the disgraced ex-football official is now fighting …

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Canada’s Montagliani takes over CONCACAF; T&T’s Salazar whipped in elections

Victor Montagliani, the Canada Soccer Association (CSA) president, was today elected CONCACAF president at the football confederation’s 31st ordinary congress in Mexico City, Mexico. Montagliani comfortably defeated Bermuda Football Association (BFA) president Larry Mussenden 25-16 in an election that saw Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Gordon Derrick controversially debarred from …

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