It should be noted that the below article is the opinion of the writer and not the webmaster. To counter this negative view of the GFA application, it should be mentioned that there is little that the UEFA Congress could say that would justify Gibraltar not being given full, UEFA membership.
It has been mentioned within many of Gibraltar's sporting circles, that it would be impossible to accept Montenegro but not Gibraltar, as both are provisional members and are equally as entitled to full membership.
It is vital to appreciate the importance of the decision being taken this month, with regards to Gibraltar's UEFA membership application. To not be approved by the Congress in January would bury any chance of the GFA re-applying for membership. The Congress' decision is final with no appeal process available.There are many members within the 52 member congress that have voiced their dissaproval towards Gibraltar's entry, one of these being the French football star, Michelle Platini. His, along with Maria Angel Villar's no vote, may have a significant influence in which the other 50 members vote. How all the congress members will vote is pure speculation but it seems that whatever the result, it will be a hotly and closely contested affair.
By Kirsten Sparre - Swimmers, boxers, tri-athletes, rowers and many other athletes from
The GFA applied f
The problem f
”This is the best example I have ever seen of politics in sp
GFA vice president Albert Buhagiar (pictured) has told Reuters that
The UEFA congress may not respect CAS ruling
The GFA now has a ruling from the Court of Arbitration of Sp
”We will see. Opinions are very divided. Some believe that UEFA’s congress is independent of CAS,” he said.
FIFA does not accept
Meanwhile FIFA has also tried to meddle in the affair. At a recent meeting, the Executive Committee ruled that