Malta Football Association
Sep 5, 2013
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photo credit - Dominic Aquilina
photo credit - Dominic Aquilina

During a Press Conference ahead of Malta’s qualifying match against Denmark valid for Group B of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, coach Pietro Ghedin said that Denmark will pose tough opposition to the Maltese. Apart from being a strong team, they will want to maintain their hopes of qualifying from the group and also to erase unwholesome memories of their 4-0 home defeat against Armenia in their previous qualifier.


‘They will certainly be determined to get a good result against Malta,’ he said, stressing that our boys will have to produce a robust performance where the need for our team to show progress is paramount.


Malta’s win against Armenia last June was their first competitive away succes after beating Estonia in a similar World Cup qualifier 20 years ago. That victory over Armenia might have induced the Maltese into a mood of almost over-confidence according to Malta’s coach, who said that he was positive that the boys will do their best to perform to the best of their ability against the Danes.


However, Ghedin has to grapple with defensive problems due to the absence of the suspended Luke Dimech and Alex Muscat and the unfit Jonathan Caruana.


Meanwhile left flank defender Clayton Failla said that tomorrow’s result will have an impact on the team’s preparations for the game against Bulgaria on Tuesday. He said that Malta will have to somehow atone for the heavy defeat suffered in March when we played the Bulgarians on an almost snowbound pitch in Sofia.     

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