GIBRALTAR and Spain will not face each other in the UEFA 2016 European Championship qualifiers, the football group has announced.
The decision was made at a meeting in Bilbao, and based on the current ‘sensitivities’ between the two.
UEFA’s executive committee has reviewed the procedure for the draw on February 23 in Nice and the organisation’s general secretary Gianni Infantino has confirmed the two member nations will be kept apart due to the sensitivities involved.
General secretary of UEFA, Gianni Infantino, said: “Gibraltar is a full member and will participate in the draw on February 23, but it will not play against Spain. That was one of the criteria that was decided.”
UEFA also called for a uniform approach to tackling match-fixing across Europe.
Infantino said: “We want concrete and effective policies to fight against match-fixing, preferably consistent and uniform instead of having one sanction in one country and one in another.”
- Gib’s Got Talent! - 23 Mar, 2014 @ 18:30
- Artists put best foot forward in Velez-Malaga - 23 Mar, 2014 @ 14:30
- UK hospital boss in hot water over Ibiza break - 23 Mar, 2014 @ 10:30
- Float on Gibraltar - 23 Mar, 2014 @ 06:30
- Gibraltar gets dancing - 22 Mar, 2014 @ 18:30
- EU imposes strict rules on carbon emissions - 22 Mar, 2014 @ 14:30
- Axarquia mayor resigns over unsporting behavior - 22 Mar, 2014 @ 10:30
- Trouble in the skies over Gibraltar - 22 Mar, 2014 @ 06:30
- Lenox Napier found guilty of defaming the Euesdens - 20 Mar, 2014 @ 10:28
- Spanish pizza chain La Mafia sparks outrage in Italy - 18 Mar, 2014 @ 18:40