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Falklands football team with be at the Island Games in Jersey

Friday, January 9th 2015 - 07:24 UTC
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There will be 16 men's teams and 11 women's teams in this summer's Island Games football tournament, including from the Falkland Islands. Only four men's teams and three women's teams went to the last Games in Bermuda because of costs, with the hosts winning both gold medals.

 Rhodes is the only major island not sending a team to the event in Jersey.

The Greek island was thrown out of the 2011 tournament after an ill-tempered clash with Jersey in the Isle of Wight, and are banned until 2017.

This year's men's competition will consist of four groups of four teams, and the winners of each group will go through to the semi-finals.

Meanwhile, the women's event will be made up of two groups of four and one of three, and the top team from each group and the best-placed runner-up will go into the semi-finals.

The draw will be made later this month.

Men's teams: Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Falkland Islands, Ynys Mon, Isle of Man, Hitra, Saaremaa, Western Isles, Gibraltar, Isle of Wight, Shetland, Menorca, Gotland, Aland, Greenland.

Women's teams: Jersey, Guernsey, Ynys Mon, Isle of Man, Hitra, Western Isles, Gibraltar, Isle of Wight, Gotland, Aland, Greenland.

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  • zathras

    What a nice positive story, good luck to all the teams.

    Jan 09th, 2015 - 10:23 am 0
  • paulcedron

    “Falklands football team...”
    wait a

    Jan 09th, 2015 - 12:01 pm 0
  • Islander1

    Yes Paul- correct - you got the correct name- The Falklands Football team!

    The team that has played matches in Chile on more than one occasion, it even includes sometimes the odd Chilean player who is now a Falklands resident in the team.

    Jan 09th, 2015 - 12:29 pm 0
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