Fourteen young footballers from the Falkland Islands will fly to Punta Arenas, Chile with their coaches on Saturday to take part in the Unifying Continents at the South of the World Cup.The Falklands is entering two teams in the tournament that also includes teams Colegio Aleman, Colegio Cruz del Sur, Colegio Britanico, Leumag, and two teams from Club Deportivo Victoria. Read full article
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Wow they must be beside themselves with excitement. I would have been stoked to go to a foreign country when I was that age.Nov 14th, 2014 - 08:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
We're assuming that because they come from such a small pool of players that they'll be rubbish and get thrashed. Wouldn't it be an eyebrow raiser if they actually won it!Nov 14th, 2014 - 10:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
I assume Michael Betts is related in some way to Alejandro ?
From seeing the kids train they are very prepared and very capable.Nov 14th, 2014 - 11:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Good luck to the lads!! hope they do better than the Gibraltan Uefa team!! :)Nov 14th, 2014 - 02:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Catalonia will have a great team when it gets independence.Nov 14th, 2014 - 03:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
You (Idlehands) assume wrong & Michael Betts is not related to Alejandro Betts, That Moron has nothing to do with the British Falkland Islands & therefore would have nothing to do with this young Falkland Islands team travelling to a friendly neighbouring country to play football.Nov 14th, 2014 - 03:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Good luck boys & enjoy every minute.
I thought Alejandro Betts still had family living on the islands doesn't he?Nov 14th, 2014 - 04:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
@5Nov 14th, 2014 - 07:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
The nou camp will make a great national stadium
2 IdlehandsNov 14th, 2014 - 07:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Wouldn't it be an eyebrow raiser if they actually won it!
Win or lose, this is GREAT for the Falklands and it's GREAT for Chile.
Chile gets to promote friendlier relations with the Falkland Islanders and these lucky, LUCKY 10 - 12 year olds get to travel to a different country ( win ) and get to play football ( double win ).
So much win all round!! and, as Chopper at 6 says:-
Good luck boys & enjoy every minute.
Good luck to them,Nov 14th, 2014 - 08:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
its only a game of football, and a great chance to play and travel,
good on them.
@AussiesunshineNov 15th, 2014 - 11:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
The German team that humiliated Brazil 7-1 last summer only managed to put 4 past Gibraltar, in Germany, last night. The Faroe Islands used to get hammered by everyone whereas last night they won in Greece so it will take a few years but Gibraltar will become more competitve. And even if they don't, they have taken their place among the footballing nations. So I wish these young Falkland Islanders all the best - win, lose or draw, do your country proud.
Gibraltar's very existence in EUFA means that Spain already lost.Nov 15th, 2014 - 10:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
@4Nov 16th, 2014 - 08:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
”Good luck to the lads!! hope they do better than the Gibraltan Uefa team!! :)”
Gibraltar did better against Germany, than Brazil did against Germany in the World Cup :-)
We need a Gibraltar vs Holland match to see if Gibraltar do better than Spain did when losing 1-5 to Holland.
gibraltar playing football is a waste of time and money.Nov 16th, 2014 - 11:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
that's why they will never have a place in the fifa and they will be expelled from the uefa, sooner than later.
and for the genius who said that germany humiliated brazil, brazil at least tried to play football.
all of the players of gibraltar were always behind the ball.
that is not football.
germany did not score 4 more goals only because of its ineptitude, not because of gibraltar virtues in defence.
Falklanders are always welcomed in Punta Arenas and all the bla-bla, yes the Malvinas is yours BS, is just lip service...Nov 18th, 2014 - 06:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
In any case, they should have a great time.