The Government of Gibraltar congratulates the Gibraltar Football Association for its success in its action against FIFA in the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

FIFA has been ordered to admit the GFA immediately. 

The Government hopes that this will be done in time to allow the GFA to play in the qualifiers for the next World Cup. 

The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, said: "This is truly magnificent news which everyone will want to welcome. We fought to join UEFA and won. We have had to fight to join FIFA and we've won that battle too. All credit to the GFA and in particular Michael Llamas QC! Now let's look forward to playing in the next World Cup qualifiers!

The Government will say more when the full judgment of the CAS is released, later this week.