— Published 20 November 2020

End of suspension for Trinidad and Tobago

End of the story. FIFA announced on Thursday (November 19) that it had lifted the suspension of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation. It was pronounced on September 25 and justified by “serious violations of the FIFA statutes”. It will therefore have lasted less than two months. The world football body decided to place the Caribbean state federation under trusteeship, creating a standards committee to manage day-to-day affairs. But the Trinidad and Tobago football authorities refused to accept the guardianship, to the point of challenging it in a national court of law. An approach which had led FIFA to suspend the federation. The judicial procedure having been abandoned, the suspension is lifted. The various teams from Trinidad and Tobago can therefore once again participate in international competitions.