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Russia welcomes Gibraltar to the UEFA family

Friday, February 14th 2014 - 21:16 UTC
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Gibraltar Football Association was founded in 1895 Gibraltar Football Association was founded in 1895

Pravda, Russia’s political newspaper associated with the Communist Party, welcomed Gibraltar into UEFA’s family in an article publish online on Thursday.

 The story published on pravada.ru read: ‘Welcome to UEFA’s new soccer team, Gibraltar, which is the UEFA member nation with fewest residents - some 30,000. Gibraltar will enter the UEFA EURO 2016 campaign on its debut, although the football association was formed in 1895.’

As the GFA prepare themselves for the European Qualifiers, Russia’s welcome will come as a boost for Gibraltar as they await their destiny in the GFA’s maiden campaign in Europe at the Qualifying draw 23 February, in Nice, and it should be noted that Gibraltar will not be drawn with Spain due to the political unrest.

Russia amongst other nations is involved in the draw which paves the path for Euro 2016 in France.

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  • paulcedron

    yes. two real powerhouses: russia and... gibraltar.
    who cares??

    Feb 14th, 2014 - 11:27 pm 0
  • redp0ll

    You don't so why bother to comment?

    Feb 14th, 2014 - 11:33 pm 0
  • paulcedron

    gibraltar national football team...
    so funny. they are not a nation and they don´t have the slightest idea about playing football.

    do you have a “national team” in the islets too?

    Feb 15th, 2014 - 12:05 am 0
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