Gibraltar national team playing at the Algarve Stadium will start «bearing fruit»

Gibraltar, UEFA's newest member federation, will play every home match in qualifying for the […]

Gibraltar, UEFA's newest member association, will play every match at home from the qualifying phase for the «Euro 2016» at the Estádio Algarve, the venue it chose as the venue from the moment it was recognized and included in the competitions of that entity, in 2013. A choice that will now begin «to bear fruit», he considered the Algarve Tourism Region.

Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Poland and Georgia, the top three among the main source markets for tourists to the region, are the teams that Gibraltar will face. This is why the organization anticipates the arrival of many visitors, whenever the Parque das Cidades stadium Faro/Loulé hosting a game.

«The visibility of the destination in these countries will be reinforced with the dispute of these games and the Tourism Region expresses its recognition to the Football Federation of Gibraltar for coming to the Algarve», said the president of RTA Desidério Silva.

For Desidério Silva, «the choice of Gibraltar is due to the positioning of the Algarve as a stage for the realization of large outdoor sporting events throughout the year» and is the recognition of a «internship destination of the great European teams of football, especially in the off-season for tourism».

It is a case of saying that, since the draw that determined the groups for the 2016 European Football Championship, that those responsible for Algarve tourism have had one eye on the Portuguese team and the other on Gibraltar.