FIFA has signaled it will defend itself against a legal challenge filed by the former executive of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association by filing an entry of appearance in the High Court in Trinidad on Tuesday. Football’s world governing body has retained the Port of Spain law firm of Dr Claude Denbow SC. Ousted President, William Wallace and his team, represented by Dr Emir Crowne and Matthew Gayle, are challenging FIFA’s decision to remove them and appoint a normalisation committee to run Trinidad’s football affairs. The Wallace-led executive had initially taken their case to the Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sport, but withdrew the matter earlier this month saying they were not likely to get a fair hearing there.
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