Malta Football Association
May 6, 2014
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photo credit - Joe Borg
photo credit - Joe Borg

Malta Women team coach Pierre Brincat told a Press Conference at Ta’ Qali that in tomorrow’s World Cup Canada 2015 qualifying match he has included new faces in the side to meet Israel. Among the players there are Francesca Chircop, Shona Zammit, Jade Flask and Amber Grech. While hoping for a positive result this time after successive defeats, he expressed his disappointment that UEFA is not helping the smaller countries like Malta.


As an example he said that when UEFA’s attention was drawn to the handicap Malta faces in the double fixture against Denmark and Switzerland in September which coincides with the Under 19’s qualifying commitment during the same week the answer was a terse one, reminding the association that we need to grow up.

Brincat also pointed out that whereas before the qualification matches were held over two years now they are scheduled over one year. The attendant difficulties are forcing several of our players and staff to utilise almost all their leave from work.

Commenting on the quality of our opponents he said that there is a marked difference between certain teams.

Another speaker was Rebecca  D’ Agostino who said that after qualifying for these group matches last year she was between two minds whether to retire. However, she was responsible enough not to do so with a view to helping her younger colleagues. Thus what has been built during the years will not crumble abruptly.

As a veteran player she said that she also cannot escape the pressure and emotions when she dons Malta’s colours. This makes her understand that the younger units in the team have the same feelings of pressure when representing their country.      



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