Caribbean soccer officials appeal ouster by FIFA at court

GENEVA (AP) — Soccer officials in Trinidad and Tobago have appealed a decision by FIFA to oust them less than four months after winning an election against a candidate who supported the world body.

The Caribbean islands’ soccer president William Wallace said Wednesday they’re taking the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport arguing that FIFA didn’t have jurisdiction to make the decision.

“I can only be removed by the operation of the T&T (football association’s) own constitution, not by FIFA,” Wallace said in a video message.

FIFA said it received details of the appeal. Hearings at CAS typically take several months to prepare.

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