Hull City received a huge blow when playing against Arsenal on October 18 and even though the game concluded on a 2-2 draw, Hull City lost 2 of their most influential figures as Michael Dawson and Nikica Jelavic picked up injuries that would leave them out for around 6 weeks of playing time.
Nikica Jelavic sustained the injury during his warm up before the match of Hull City against Arsenal had even begun and the Croatian attacker was unable to play. Michael Dawson on the other hand had to be removed from the pitch in the 2nd half of the match after suffering from an ankle injury.
“I love playing, which is why the ankle injury is so frustrating. Hopefully, it won’t be too bad. I am loving my time and this is a great club with great lads and a great gaffer. You can’t ask for a lot more than that. We also have a good team striving to be successful.” Hull City’s Michael Dawson said.
Having secured 1 point against a team that is located in the top spots of the Premier League is a good result for Hull City but losing 2 of their main players, it was a huge blow that the team of Steve Bruce had to endure.
These injuries were sustained at a moment when Hull City and Steve Bruce was going to need to have his entire squad at full force and healthy as they would later have to face off against Liverpool and Southampton which are some of the top clubs in the English League.
Hull City did manage however to grab 1 point when playing against Liverpool as the match ended in a goal-less tie which is a good result for team of Steve Bruce taking into consideration that the squad was playing without some of their main figures and still managed to secure a point against Liverpool.
Although there had been a lot of speculations about where the game would be changing its venue from Faro, London has always been an alternative proposal. This time the Gibraltar Football Association (GFA) confirmed that they will move forward with the venue that had already been planned before and that there has been no change. The issues regarding security and money have been resolved with the Portuguese Football association and UEFA.
In a statement, the Gibraltar Football Association said that the speculations of the match changing its venue to London is over as the GFA are confirming that the European Qualifiers matches against Germany on 13th of June, 2015; the Republic of Ireland on 4th September 2015 and that of Scotland on 11th October 2015, all these will be taking place at Estadio do Algarve in Faro/Loule in Portugal.
The GFA said that the security concerns that there were, have all been resolved as the GFA has made contracts with a new security company who are going to take care of all the security measures in the stadium on the days of the matches. And the company has given very satisfactory service in the recent matches that were held against Georgia and the feedback from the supports have been nothing but positive.
The GFA have confirmed that they have got the confirmation from the Germans, the Irish and the Scotland Football Associations asking and requesting them to host the matches in Faro so that all the fans who have booked their flights and accommodations already will not lose the money.
The Estadio do Algarve is going to be used as the home stadium as long as there is not a stadium in Gibraltar that fits the criteria and gets the approval of UEFA, the GFA said.