Malta Football Association
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Forthcoming Schedules of Malta’s National Teams
Jan 6, 2013
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Photo courtesy of Paul Zammit Cutajar
Photo courtesy of Paul Zammit Cutajar

After the Christmas and New Year festivities our national teams will be back in action, either engaged in training schedules or in playing friendly matches.


 

 

The senior XI, under the guidance of coach Pietro Ghedin, will resume their training programme on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th January at the National Training Centre in Ta’ Qali. This will be in preparation for the home friendly against Northern Ireland on 6th February which would be the last outing for the national team prior to their 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, Group B away match against Bulgaria on the 22nd March to be followed by the home match in the same competition against Italy on 26th March. Malta will be trying to achieve the unprescedented mark of  six wins on the trot in friendly matches.

 

The Under 21 will face Austria at the Hibernians Stadium for an international friendly match on the 6th of February and on the 15th of January, Ray Farrugia will have an initially assessment of the new squad against an Italian team, ASD Vigor Mellis- Roma.

 

The women’s national team will also be in action against Cyprus in a friendly encounter on the 12th January. This match is another one in a series of preparation matches for our women’s team in view of their competitive commitments in April when they face Albania, Luxembourg and Latvia in the UEFA Women' s Preliminary Round matches.

 

The Futsal national team, under coach Kevin Mifsud, will in turn be meeting England on the Sunday 6th January in a the 3rd International Friendly Futsal Tournament, a quadrangular event at the Hibernians Sports Pavilion. Malta’s next matches are against Georgia on Monday 7th January and Greece on Wednesday 9th January. The Futsal national team will once again be in action at the end of January in the UEFA Futsal competition.  Malta will be hosting the event, a group which also includes Georgia and Moldova.  

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