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Euro 2016 Qualifiers In The Algarve

The Gibraltar Football Association is delighted to announce that our Home matches for our first ever European Qualifying campaign will be played in Portugal, at the Estadio Algarve, Faro/Loule. The Euro 2016 Qualifiers will see Gibraltar take on Poland, Georgia, the newly crowned World Champions Germany as well as the Republic of Ireland and Scotland, with all of these nations visiting the Algarve.

The Gibraltar FA, in conjunction with UEFA, chose the Estadio Algarve for various reasons as the host venue for our Euro Qualifying Campaign. The first of these being that is the closest available stadium to Gibraltar that meets all the necessary requirements and amenities that UEFA stipulate are needed to hold such matches. The facilities, accessibility and amenities offered by the stadium are excellent. Furthermore the Gibraltar FA also holds excellent relationships with the Portugese FA, The Algarve FA, and the Estadio Algarve’s management.  Finally the Algarve itself has been, for years now, an extremely popular tourist destination for Gibraltarian holiday makers all year round. This combined with the easy 4 hour drive to the Algarve from Gibraltar meant choosing the stadium as our venue was a no brainer. The Gibraltar FA is in the process of obtaining the necessary planning permission to construct its own suitable arena, however until this is completed the Estadio Algarve will be our ‘home from home’. 

UEFA’s Euro Qualifiers will be the Gibraltar National Team’s first ever competitive internationals. Gibraltar was admitted as the 54th Member of UEFA’s footballing family in May 2013. However the Association is one of the oldest in Europe, and indeed the world, as it was founded in 1895 and has been fighting for international recognition ever since.

Gibraltar’s Euro Qualifying fixtures in the Estadio Algarve are as follows:

  • 7th September 2014 – Gibraltar V Poland. Kick off 19:45 Portuguese time
  • 14th October 2014 – Gibraltar V Georgia. Kick off 19:45 Portuguese time
  • 13th June 2015 – Gibraltar V Germany. Kick off 19:45 Portuguese time
  • 4th September 2015 – Gibraltar V Republic of Ireland. Kick off 19:45 Portuguese time
  • 11th October 2015 – Gibraltar V Scotland. Kick off 19:45 Portuguese time

For all Matches, information on tickets can be obtained by emailing: tickets@gibraltarfa.com

Ticket prices for the game on the 7th September 2014 v Poland are priced at €20, €25 and €30.

Hospitality packages are also available and information on these can again be obtained from the email address: tickets@gibraltarfa.com

For further information on the Gibraltar FA and our National Team please log on to our website: www.gibraltarfa.com or our Facebook page or our Twitter page.

Any Press and Media Inquires and requests should be directed to the Gibraltar FA’s Communications Manager Steven Gonzalez who can be contacted via email on steven.gonzalez@gibraltarfa.com

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