Celtic’s European Success To Boost Scottish Football

Celtic’s progress to the Champions League group stages earned each of their Scottish Premiership rivals a windfall of over £100,000. Furthermore, Scottish football is likely to experience an improvement in competition for places after UEFA announced changes to the qualification process set to take place in 2018.

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Football in Gibraltar Keeps on Rocking

The tiny enclave with a population of just 30,000 gained UEFA membership in May 2013, allowing the British territory to take part in Euro 2016 qualifying and will next be competing for FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification starting in September 2016.

In an interesting twist, local domestic champions, the Lincoln Red Imps recently pulled off a major upset in a UEFA Champions second round qualifier against fellow Brits Celtic with the second leg due to be played next week.

 The Panenka looks at a strange mix of football and politics in the British satellite state.

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