This morning, members of the Gibraltar Football Association Executive, President Gareth Latin, Secretary Richard Manning and UEFA Liaison officer Dennis Beiso met with UEFA Executive members Michael van Praag and Marc Esselink in order to pay a courtesy call on the Chief Minister.
Gibraltar is currently competing in international Jewish athletic competition, the Maccabiah. The event is organised by the Maccabi Federation and is open to Jewish athletes and other Israeli athletes, regardless of religion.
This year’s games are being held in Jerusalem at Teddy Stadium. The event is separated into three separate competitions including ‘open’, ‘Juniors’ and ‘Masters’.
The GFA has today apologised for an error during last week’s match between Gibraltar XI and Hibernian FC, that saw a number of spectators moved from the Main Stand, for which they paid £10 to sit in, to the East stand, where ticket prices had been set at £8.
The GFA national team will this evening play against Charlton Athletic, the London based Championship side. The national squad will be hoping for a better result after last week’s defeat against the Scottish side Hibernian. The match kicks off at 8pm at the Victoria Stadium.
The Chief Minister has described as ‘disgraceful’ the actions by the Spanish government which have prevented the Gibraltar Rugby Football Union from joining the European Rugby Association.
Although Gibraltar achieved a straight majority of votes at last Saturday’s FIRA Conference in Stockholm, it did not achieve the necessary two-thirds majority.