Spain-Gibraltar rivalry in football
The umpteenth tension between Spain and the United Kingdom for Gibraltar serves as a pretext to talk about football on the Rock. And although it seems lie in Gibraltar also play football, a selection exists and internal to a league. Suffice it to say to snack so that the Gibraltar Football Association has existed since 1895, but officially is a full member only since last May when UEFA included it as such by the need to comply with the resolution of the TAS, which “He forced” a European agency to that measure, encouraging that from the next phase of qualifying for Euro France 2016 participate in European sweepstakes always under the condition of not measured to Spain in any way to the same thing about Russia and Georgia.
Less than 30.000 population, Gibraltar is the smallest member of the UEFA, behind the Faroes (just under 50.000 population), San Marino (just over 32.000 population) y Liechtenstein (approximately 37.000), but not their footballing history is nonexistent. He has played several friendly matches from 1923 and in its territory the famous Gibraltar Football League playing, It composed of six amateur teams of the British territory. Famous more than anything played in the Victoria Stadium, the famous venue can accommodate Balompédica 5.000 who is the seat selection, but also other sports such as cricket or rugby.
All dressed in red, there is no famous footballer of this small piece located in Spanish territory English. And if any, It is more than likely to quickly go to the Premier, as goalkeeper Tony Macedo or the great Edward Bell. But nevertheless, more than names, Gibraltar is so important for their participation in UEFA competitions will allow you to teach the world his name, its location and the kindness of a place always surrounded by controversy.
And in Gibraltar, no one remembers that one day visited the Rock Spanish teams to play friendlies with that satisfy the population. Friendlies like 1949 where to Real Madrid he was not able to win a Gibraltar for fun hobby that curiously Madrid and Barcelona is declared. It is what has to be so close to Spain.