By John Smith •
Published: 13 Nov 2019 • 19:40
GOAL: Gibraltar score against Armenia in the Nations League
Credit: GFA Twitter
TO some extent, it could be argued that the acceptance of the Gibraltar Football Association into UEFA is something of a nuisance as they have so few players to call upon and they are more likely to lose than win any match.
Having said that, the players and people are proud of what they have achieved and have so far managed to beat Armenia, Latvia and Liechtenstein since they were allowed to play recognised international matches.
They are currently at the bottom of their qualifying group which is made up of Denmark, Georgia, Ireland and Switzerland and have a goal difference of -17 (2 for and 19 against) but they are learning all of the time.
They travel to Denmark for their next match on Friday and then the Swiss team will be in Gibraltar at the Victoria Stadium the following Monday.
Tickets for the home match are priced at £25 and £30 and if you live on the Costa del Sol, here’s a chance to travel to the Rock and bring youngsters as there is no history of football hooliganism and there will be plenty of seats.
These two matches are very important as there is just one point between Ireland, Denmark and Switzerland and the number of goals scored against Gibraltar could make the difference between qualifying for the finals or missing out.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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