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Gibraltar FA's request rejected

Gibraltar FA's request rejectedFIFA has rejected the Gibraltar FA’s request to join the world’s footballing body after failing to recognise the British enclave as an independent territory. Gibraltar was officially welcomed into UEFA – the European football 'governing' body – last year and competed in their 1st competitive fixture in a Euro 2016 qualification game.
However, FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, said the "FA of Gibraltar cannot be accepted as a member of FIFA" because it contravened the "world governing body’s" statutes regarding independent territories. 

First home game ends in success for Carvoeiro United

First home game ends in success for Carvoeiro UnitedMore than 100 local fans watched as the newly formed Carvoeiro United FCCU won their first home game 1-0 against local rivals Mex. Grande FC.

Bad weather in the morning threatened to dampen the spirits of players and fans but the sun came out as the whistle blew for the opening of the game held at the stadium in Estômbar on October 11.

New golf magazine and website launched

Clubhouse Algarve magazineThis week saw the first edition of Clubhouse Algarve magazine, distributed to golf courses and other outlets throughout the Algarve, and the launch of the online edition www.clubhousealgarve.com.

The latest media product from the Open Media Group, Clubhouse Algarve’s print edition is published three times per year as a glossy A4 format magazine, with 84 pages and a circulation of 10,000 copies.

Top 5 golf courses in the Algarve

Penina Golf Course, near AlvorConsidered by many to be the best golfing holiday destination in Europe, if not the world; the Algarve boasts a multitude of golf courses, with enough variety to cater to all levels of skill, while also providing ample alternative attractions for family or friends who do not share your passion for all things golf. So, coming to the Algarve to indulge in a golfing holiday is a no brainer; but which courses do you utilise while you are there?

Have no fear, we’ve tried out the many of the courses in the region, and below are 5 of the best.

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley invites players to new North Course at Quinta d​o​ Lago

conradpressrelease2European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has invited golfers from around the world to play the new North Course at Quinta d​o​ Lago - home of World Golf Awards 2014.

All eyes will be on the course ahead of its reopening in October.

Nobel Education Network Team in the Berlin Skater Marathon

Nobel Education Network Team in the Berlin MarathonThe Berlin Marathon – branded BMW Berlin Marathon for sponsorship reasons – is a major running and sporting event held annually in Berlin, Germany.

The Berlin marathon is one of the largest and most popular road races in the world. The 2013 skater marathon had 6,298 participants and had more than one million spectators along the course. It is considered the largest inline skater marathon in the world and is the final venue of the World Inline Cup.

EDP​​ 10th Portugal Championship for Children and Beginners

EDP ​​10th Portugal Championship for Children and BeginnersAfter a day without wind and dense fog, fleets conducted the very last two races of the competition.

In Children's Men, José Saraiva Mendes, the Nautical Club Good Hope, had a perfect day, winning both races performed, which allowed him to win the title ahead of Miguel Sancho, Gym Club Naval de Faro and Beatriz Cintra, the Clube Naval de Portimão, who was third overall and won the women's title.

Ryder Cup debutants heading for Portugal

Ryder Cup debutants heading for PortugalRyder Cup rookies Victor Dubuisson and Stephen Gallacher are set to tee up in the 2014 Portugal Masters from October 9-12, two weeks after they represent Paul McGinley’s European team against the United States at Gleneagles.

The Ryder Cup theme will be augmented by the participation of Europe’s captain, McGinley, and the man he hopes to emulate later this month, José Maria Olazábal, who will also be at Gleneagles as one of the Irishman’s vice-captains two years to the week since guiding his charges to a brilliant comeback victory at Medinah.