Malta Football Association
”It is always our duty to try our best to keep high our reputation” - Pietro Ghedin
Nov 18, 2013
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photo credit - Dominic Aquilina
photo credit - Dominic Aquilina

  • photo credit - Dominic Aquilina
  • photo credit - Joe Borg
  • photo credit - Joe Borg
  • photo credit - Dominic Aquilina

During a pre-match Press Conference held  prior to tomorrow’s friendly match against the Faroe Islands, national team coach Pietro Ghedin said "We cannot treat friendly matches with less importance than the competitive ones. It is always our duty to try our best to keep high the reputation of our names, the name of the national team and the MFA itself"


“I am confident that we can do well in the future, because we have good quality, disciplined hard working players and interesting youngsters who need more attention. But this can only be achieved if we all work hard together” he added

Asked about the latest developments, in the sense that the national team squad will now only be meeting prior to matches, Ghedin stated, "If anything, the previous system gave us the opportunity to meet regularly and more often, to talk and get to know each other better. It helped a lot to build the group. Something which other countries would have perhaps liked.  The new system will be a new experience, a new challenge and which I am looking forward to see what outcome it will produce. Who knows? It could perhaps suit us better. It is like an upcoming football match. A new challenge and time will tell"


Addressing the conference, midfielder Andrew Cohen said  “Although we have had several encouraging performances in a series of friendly matches and in the W.C. Qualifiers, the last two matches we played against Czech Rep and Denmark, were somewhat of an anti climax. We now play the Faroe Islands who are a team against which we can definitely re-group and re-build our confidence”


On his part defender Jonathan Caruana  commented  “ When we play against teams of the calibre of the Faroe Is. everyone expects us to obtain a positive result. However, it is never easy and we definitely need to concentrate to the maximum if we aspire in getting this positive result”


The match will be played tomorrow at the National Stadium. Kick-off time will be 7pm.


Stadium Sectors WEST C and MILLENNIUM D will be opened for the public at 18:00hrs


Ticket Prices:

ADULTS:                      €6

SENIOR CITIZENS:       €4       

CHILDREN (under 12) €1


Season Complimentary cards – Blue Extra, Blue and  Grey Extra are valid to allow access for this match

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