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Should the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) be forced to abide by an arbitration clause that is explicit in its own constitution?

William Wallace, the ousted president of the T&T Football Association has said that recent developments with FIFA president Gianni Infantino in Switzerland is confirmation that the appointment of a Normalisation Committee to govern T&T football had nothing to do with fixing the sport in the twin-island Republic, but rather, keeping certain people in power who it feels will support them in the end.

A group of former T&T Football Association (TTFA) executive officers, is expected to find out whether they can pursue their lawsuit over FIFA’s controversial decision to remove and replace them with a normalisation committee, on August 13.

NEW YORK — CONCACAF is changing its World Cup qualifying hexagonal to an octagonal in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and delaying the start until next June.

It was billed as the big return of international football to local shores in the aftermath of the painstaking defeat to the United States in the 1990 World Cup qualifier less than 9 months earlier, which broke the hearts of local fans.

After three months on the job, the Fifa-appointed normalisation committee appeared to put through its first payments for Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) staff members yesterday.

SIX T&T footballers – who were previously stuck in India and granted provisional exemptions – are now stranded in Barbados. They say since arriving, they have received no official communication from the National Security Ministry.

NINE T&T footballers who have been stuck in India since April have been granted provisional exemptions to return home.

T&T senior national football team defender Aubrey David and his Deportivo Saprissa team-mates returned to training last weekend, just shy of a month since claiming the Costa Rican Clausura championship title with a 3-0 aggregate win over Liga Deportiva Alajuelense in the second leg of the second-round final at the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Ayma.

Dr Wayne Frederick and I have been best friends since we were teenagers. The best way I could narrow it down is I was 14 and he was 12 at the time. We just became best friends in CIC and to this day we have no idea why. We were both living in Diamond Vale but that’s all we had in common. He wasn’t a good footballer. He would tell you different but he wasn’t good at all. But we were friends.

T&T defender Noah Powder had a hand in two goals but defending United Soccer League (USL) Championship Division champions, Real Monarchs failed to make good use and was held to a 3-3 draw by ten-man Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC at Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah on Saturday (July 18).

National defender Daneil Cyrus, 29, has been released by Mohun Bagan after helping the club to the I-League crown.

The THA will soon be given the responsibility to manage the Dwight Yorke Stadium, according to Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Shamfa Cudjoe.

THE TT Police Service (TTPS) corporate communications unit was granted permission to have the Commissioner’s Cup, but the TTPS said the guidelines given to host the tournament is not practical and have officially decided to “cancel/postpone” the tournament for 2020.

THE SECONDARY Schools Football League (SSFL) has issued a recommendation to all participating schools which have resumed training for the forthcoming season to cease all operations in light of the recent resurgence of confirmed covid19 cases in T&T.

COMMISSIONER of Police Gary Griffith said that the second annual Commissioner’s Cup, carded to start in August, will not be played because of the suggestion by Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Roshan Parasram and Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh to not play youth sports because of covid19.

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith said he is waiting on answers to points raised in his press statement this evening before deciding on the fate of the 2020 Commissioner’s Cup.

While Youth Sports continue to be in limbo, more so the Secondary School Football League (SSFL) in which most of the schools are usually in training during the July and August vacation, one school has decided to suspend its practice sessions until further notice.

TIME brings perspective. Reflection brings clarity.

All official training sessions may be off but that isn’t stopping National Women’s Team forward Afiyah Cornwall from pushing on in her efforts to becoming the best she can be.

Feeling discriminated against, Trey Hart, a former national youth football coach has rejected an offer to be re-assigned to the Under-15 Girls National team and has resinged his position accoring the TTFA.

RICHARD HOOD, coach of the T&T Under-20 women’s football team, expressed his disappointment after the squad were beaten 4-0 on Wednesday by Mexico in the CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championships, in the Dominican Republic.

Trinidad and Tobago National Under 20 Women's team suffered a 4-0 lost to Mexico at the Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez Stadium in Santo Domingo this afternoon and as a result, they were sent crashing out of the 2020 CONCACAF Championship with no hopes of qualifying for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup hosted in Costa Rica and Panama.

Arnelle Douglas was struggling when she got the opportunity to play soccer for Trinidad and Tobago. The fears that often weigh heavy on the shoulders of a student athlete weighed on her, she found herself wondering if she was good enough.

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Uruguay retained the championship in Tangshan but lost to Bahamas on the final match day, as hosts China miss out on second place with loss to Denmark in the Goalfun CFA Beach Soccer Championship in Tangshan.

VENEZUELAN Futsal arrived in T&T and is about to open its first official championship in Siparia.