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Gibraltar Under-19 football team makes history as they compete for European Qualifier

Friday, October 11th 2013 - 12:57 UTC
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Gibraltar Under-19 national football squad left the Rock en route to be the first team representing Gibraltar in a European Championship Qualifier. The first stop is in Bulgaria, where the Gibraltar players will prepare with a friendly against the Bulgarian national team. From there, they will travel to the Czech Republic to compete at the European Championships. Read full article


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  • Anglotino

    Diplomacy through sport!

    Winning idea. Spain is right that Gibraltar is stepping up its international profile. Unfortunately for Spain it is working.

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 09:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Just remember, Gibraltar, you have one of the oldest football associations in the world. 1895! 14 years before Spain. Make us all proud. In Gibraltar and Britain!

    Oct 12th, 2013 - 10:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    GO Gib!!!!!!!!!!

    Oct 12th, 2013 - 10:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    Bulgaria 6 Gibraltar 0

    Oh Dear!! what an embarrassment!! I think they need a new coach

    Oct 13th, 2013 - 10:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    It's an honour to play for Gibraltar, said 10 men. The goalkeeper was suspiciously quiet...

    Oct 14th, 2013 - 07:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    I think it amazing to listen to people talk about the Gibraltarian NATIONAL team as it plays against other NATIONAL teams as an EQUAL.

    Next stop, Czech Republic to compete in the European Championships.

    I'm sure plenty more people will talk about the newest member of UEFA.

    And who knows, perhaps soon they will be talking about as a member of FIFA in the not too distant future.

    Small steps but already Gibraltar is an equal to Spain.... at least in football within Europe.... not exactly the result Spain wants.

    Oct 14th, 2013 - 09:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    Let´s find them a GOOD coach first!! and then in the near future they can talk about joining FIFA.As for now I think any school high school football team can play better than these lot......

    Oct 14th, 2013 - 11:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Yep I looked up FIFA membership rules and there was nothing about needing a good coach.

    But so glad that Gibraltar's NATIONAL team is becoming so well known.

    A constant reminder of yet another Spanish failure.

    Oct 14th, 2013 - 12:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    Yep! They are well known for going down 6-0.Is this the worst score in UEFA? Sorry lads more was expected from you after 300 years on the side line..1-1 or 2-1 or 3-1 could have been respected BUT NOT 6.0!!!!
    bloody disgrace...

    Oct 15th, 2013 - 11:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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