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Football: British Government refuse to get involved in Gibraltar's UEFA bid

The UK Government has made its clearest indication that it will not intervene on Gibraltar behalf to gain support for the GFA's entry into UEFA.

With the Spanish Government lobbying against Gibraltar Richard Caborn (Minister of State (Sport), Department for Culture, Media & Sport) has this week told MP Lindsey Hoyle, in a response to Parliament that he has "no current plans to make any representations to the FA as this is a matter between the Union of European Football Association's (UEFA) and Gibraltar Football Association (GFA). I understand a final decision on GFA's request is due to be agreed at the UEFA Ordinary Congress in Dusseldorf on 25 and 26 January 2007."

Caborn, has however, been heavily involved in aspects relating to the power of UEFA, he certainly is not without controversy as can be noted in an article from the Times.

Gibraltar could have done with the support not only of the British Government but also from the English F.A. Both have not even raised the slightest interest in supporting Gibraltar's application.

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