Malta Football Association
Under 17's: Malta 1 vs Czech Republic 6
Aug 26, 2016
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National Team
U17 - Friendlies

From the first whistle, the Czech boys showed their intentions of outplaying our boys with continuous speedy runs down the flanks and some direct football which left our lads without answers.


It took them 9 min. to forge into the lead and by the 16 min they were 3 -0 up. With some tactical changes by coach Silvio Vella our boys started playing some good football and create some chances, in fact in the 35 min A. Spiteri managed to reduce the score through a personal drive from outside the area.


Yet in the second half we again yielded to the flowing play of the Czechs who although aided by some dubious and harsh decisions by the referee in the 4th and 5th goal, managed to end up absolute winners by 6-1.


This Czech experience was an eye opener for the next appointment in the UEFA U/17 Qualifying Tournament in Portugal from the 14 to the 22nd September 2016.                                                                                                                                                                        

Malta's formation:


12. Formosa Duncan, 2. Camilleri Romario, 3. Aquilina Miquel (Formosa 20), 17.  Farrugia Nicholas, 5. Debono Dejan (Cap), 6. Grima Marcus, 7. Zarb Mattia (Bouvett 41), 8.  Desira Mark (Dimech 68), 9.  Mifsud Kyle Robert (Satariano 74), 10. Spiteri Andrei, 11. Attard Ayrton

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