The UEFA Qualifying Draw for the 2022 FIFA World Cup was held in Switzerland this evening.
Gibraltar were drawn in Group G alongside the Netherlands, Turkey, Norway, Montenegro and Latvia with the qualifiers beginning in March next year.
Captain Roy Chipolina cannot wait to get the Group started:
"A great draw for Gibraltar. Some massive footballing nations in our group. Netherlands being the obvious stand out, not to mention some of the world class players we shall be facing. Naturaly we are massive underdogs, but these are the kind of games you dream about as a boy. I can only say that we will continue to work as hard as possible with the aim to continue to progress in our own way."
Head Coach Julio Ribas, after the draw was already looking forward to the World Cup Qualifiers stating:
"Group G is definitely a tough group for us, a difficult one, but one that will no doubt prove great for us as we keep growing and developing as a National Team."
Speaking immediately after the draw, Gibraltar FA General Secretary Ivan Robba commented:
"We have been drawn in a group with some historic International teams such as the Netherlands, Turkey and Norway who will provide some of the toughest tests out there for us. Montenegro will no doubt be a very tough away assignment and then Latvia who we have played twice in international friendlies already, winning one and losing one.
The hard work starts immediately to prepare for Group G to ensure everything is ready for March and we look forward to the actual fixture announcements which UEFA will make in due course."