After the historic defeat suffered by his selection on Saturday against the Blues (14-0), Gibraltar coach Julio Ribas did not answer questions from the media.
After such a suitcase, he probably didn’t have the energy to answer questions from the media. Heavily beaten by the France team (14-0), Saturday, in Nice, as part of the qualifications for Euro 2024, the coach of Gibraltar, Julio Ribas, did not appear at the press conference post-match. The reasons for his absence were not communicated.
A historic defeat
In its recent history, Gibraltar had never suffered such a correction. Before sinking at the Allianz Riviera, his biggest defeat was a 9-0 suffered in August 2017 against Belgium, including hat-tricks from Romelu Lukaku and Thomas Meunier. Facing the reigning world vice-champions, Roy Chipolina’s teammates were asphyxiated from the start and quickly reduced to ten, unable to contain the French waves.
Before completing the group stage against the Netherlands on Tuesday (8:45 p.m.), Gibraltar has a catastrophic record of seven defeats, 35 goals conceded and no goals scored in seven qualifying matches. What calls into question the future of Julio Ribas? Former Uruguayan international and father of Sebastián Ribas, who was in the heyday of Dijon between 2008 and 2011, he has been in office since July 2018.