Contrary to unfounded speculation in social media circles and regurgitated by some regional media services the Gibraltar Football Association has confirmed that there was nothing abnormal in the match between Gibraltar and Liechtenstein.
In a statement by the Gibraltar Football Association a spokesperson stated “The GFA has taken note of rumours appearing in social media regarding the recent international friendly between Gibraltar and Liechtenstein, suggesting that there were odd decisions taken during the game by the match officials and an abnormally high volume of bets taken on the game.
“UEFA has now confirmed to the GFA that the match traded normally, meaning that no irregular betting patterns were identified. Furthermore, UEFA have clarified that the high betting turnover for the match can be explained as the match was played on a very quiet evening of football globally. Betfair have also confirmed to UEFA that they have no concerns over this match.
“There is therefore no substance to the social media rumours and both the GFA and UEFA are satisfied that no investigation is warranted.”