The new boys in UEFA, Gibraltar, have understandably struggled in Euro 2016 qualifying. It’s not a complete shock. Gibraltar has a population of 30,000 people and only got accepted into UEFA in 2013. That, and also, their national team is full of players who have other jobs like firemen, police officers and customs agents.
This makes what they did against Poland today in Euro 2016 qualifying. Gibraltar’s Jake Gosling, one of the few professionals on the team, playing for Bristol Rovers in English League Two, started and finished a great give and go to put Gibraltar on the board. The goal also made Gosling the record holder for most goals as a Gibraltar player with 2. This is also their second goal in Euro qualifying. They also scored a goal against Scotland in March 2015.
Even though Gibraltar lost to Poland 8-1, this is a goal that is going to be celebrated. To places like Gibraltar, it’s the small things that are worth celebrating. Like just scoring a goal, regardless of the final score.