Malta Football Association
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MALTA TO HOST SWEDEN IN UNDER 21 MATCH
Feb 28, 2014
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Malta will be facing Sweden at Ta’ Qali National Stadium on Wednesday 5th March (kick-off at 14.30) in a UEFA 2015 Under 21 Group 7 Qualifier, their seventh in this competition. It is certainly another David versus Goliath outing from our point of view.


 

Unfortunately, it has been anything but rosy for the Maltese in their previous group matches, with no points collected despite some performances which deserved better results. Ray Farrugia’s side is clearly passing through a transitional phase and a positive outcome against the northerners in an erstwhile arid series of previous matches will do plenty of good to our players’ morale.

 

As usual, the coach will be seeking a satisfactory performance even if the upcoming clash presents a severe test, considering the strength of our opponents and their incentive to move up to second place on the ten-point mark.

 

Farrugia will be relying on sound rearguard play and consequently a chance for our players to fan out on the break. The Swedes’ traditional physical qualities and tactical skills will stretch our resources to the limit but we should try as much as possible to eliminate a fearful complex.

 

Apart from maximum concentration and valid collective play our team will need the support from the stands. Breaking our duck points-wise would be remarkably pleasing.   

 

Malta's Provisional Squad for this match:

 

Goalkeepers    
BORG Jurgen                           Hibernians  FC   
CALLEJA CREMONA MATTHEW    Pembroke Athleta FC
CINI Yenz                                Valletta FC        
     
Defenders                                 
ATTARD Cain     
BORG Sacha                            Floriana FC
CAMENZULI Ryan                    Birkirkara FC
CUTAJAR Louis John               
GAUCI Shaun                           Rabat Ajax FC
GRECH Christian                      Pieta Hotspurs FC
PISANI Jurgen                          Pieta Hotspurs FC
TANTI Keith                              St. Georges FC                      
     
Midfielders                                     
BORG Clyde                           Floriana FC       
FARRUGIA Brooke                   Floriana FC            
KRISTENSEN Bjorn                  Hibernians FC
MUSCAT Brandon                    Hibernians FC                          
SCICLUNA Ryan                      Birkirkara FC       
ZERAFA Daniel                        Birkirkara FC
     
Forwards    
FARRUGIA Jean Paul              Hibernians FC 
MICALLEF Lydon                    Balzan FC   
MICALLEF Ryan                       Rabat Ajax FC
PISANI Stephen                        Floriana FC       

 

Coach Ray Farrugia

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