• 3G pitches safe according to UK study

    3G pitches safe according to UK study

    • February 22, 2016

    A doctor at England’s only FIFA-accredited artificial pitch-testing lab has put his seal of approval on 3G pitches, saying that crumb rubber is no more dangerous than a child’s toy. This follows a study in the USA claiming that the material on artificial surfaces- made from recycled tyres – could cause cancer. The findings suggested

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  • GFA supports Infantino in FIFA Presidency bid

    GFA supports Infantino in FIFA Presidency bid

    • February 17, 2016

    The Gibraltar FA has backed Gianni Infantino, UEFA General Secretary, to become the new FIFA President and implement the change that ‘FIFA so desperately needs’. Gibraltar will not participate in the vote due to its pending appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Brussels to become a FIFA member but has made its

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  • Former England captain to hold legends v corporates tournament on the Rock

    Former England captain to hold legends v corporates tournament on the Rock

    • February 17, 2016

    Former England captain Mark Wright will hold a corporate five-a-side football tournament on May 20 at the Victoria Stadium featuring football legends from Liverpool, Everton, Arsenal and Manchester United. Neville Southall, 92 caps for Wales and ex-Everton; David May, ex-Blackburn and Manchester United; Michael Thomas, two caps for England and ex-Arsenal; Peter Reid, former Manchester

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  • Gaming giant in Red Imps bet blunder

    Gaming giant in Red Imps bet blunder

    • February 12, 2016

    Leading gaming company Bet365 was forced to suspend betting on Wednesday’s Rock Cup football match after it mistook Red Imps FC, a reserve side, for 13-time league champions Lincoln Red Imps. The gaming company had offered odds of 17-1 for Gibraltar United FC to win, thinking it was playing the top local side. Many locals,

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  • Football on hold over runway safety fears

    Football on hold over runway safety fears

    • February 9, 2016

    Football matches at the Victoria Stadium will stall when planes take off and land because of too many balls being kicked over the fence and causing very serious safety issues. A Military of Defence spokesman said that eight balls have landed on the runway since July 2015 and it was agreed, therefore, that football matches

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  • Nakamura equals Short’s record of three wins at the 2016 Tradewise Chess Festival

    Nakamura equals Short’s record of three wins at the 2016 Tradewise Chess Festival

    • February 5, 2016

    Hikaru Nakamura is the 2016 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Masters winner for the second consecutive year. This was his third win of the Gibraltar Masters equaling the record set by English GM Nigel Short a few years ago. Nakamura, World No. 6 and US No.1, first won the Gibraltar Masters at the age of 20 in

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