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World Cup 2018 UEFA Group F qualification match

Malta 0 England 4 [0-0]
Match Summary
Malta Squad

England Squad

Team Records
   
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The Falcons Squad for the matches against England and Scotland  September 2017
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Agius, Andrei 12 August 1986 31 CD Hibernians FC 67 1
Bonello, Henry  13 October 1988 28 G Valletta FC 5 ? GA
Borg, Clyde 20 March 1992 25 M Floriana FC 1 0
Borg, Steve 15 May 1988 29 CD Valletta FC 27 0
Camilleri, Ryan 22 May 1988 29 RB Valletta FC 33 0
Effiong, Alfred 29 November 1984
born in Nigeria
32 F Balzan FC 17 4
Effiong is suspended for the match against England and was dropped from the squad on 30 August
Failla, Clayton 8 January 1986 31 D Hibernians FC 53 2
Farrugia, Jean Paul 21 March 1992 25 F FC Chiasso, Switzerland 7 1
Fenech, Paul 20 December 1986 30 M Balzan FC 39 1
Fenech, Ryan 20 April 1986 31 M Balzan FC 45 1
Gambin, Luke David 16 March 1993
born in Sutton
24 M Luton Town FC, England 9 0
Hogg, Andrew James 2 March 1985
born in Kingston-upon-Thames
32 G Hibernians FC 54 ? GA
Johnson, Michael 11 May 1994 23 D Balzan FC 0 0
Kristensen, Bjorn 5 April 1993 24 M Hibernians FC 21 0
Magri, Samuel John 30 March 1994
born in Portsmouth
23 D Ebsfleet United FC, England 5 0
Micallef, Lydon 16 May 1992 25 F Balzan FC 0 0
Micallef was named in the provisional squad only
Mifsud, Michael 17 April 1981 36 F Valletta FC 125 40
Muscat, Alexander 14 December 1984 32 D Sliema Wanderers FC 34 0
Muscat, Zach 22 August 1993 24 RB US Arezzo, Italy 22 1
Pisani, Steve 7 August 1992 25 M Floriana FC 8 0
Schembri, Andrč 27 May 1986 31 F Apollon Limassol FC, Cyprus 82 3
Sultana, Steve 7 September 1990 26 G Ħamrun Spartans FC 0 0 GA
Sultana was named in the provisional squad only
Zerafa, Joseph 31 May 1988 29 LB Valletta FC 15 0

Squad details correct up to and including Malta's match against Slovenia on 10 June 2017.
Tallies taken from
MFA

Diary

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 - Pietro Ghedin, the Maltese national coach, has named a provisional 23-strong squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Ghedin has effectively retained the core of players who have featured regularly in this qualifying campaign. Striker Jean Paul Farrugia, who has been in excellent form for his new Swiss club FC Chiasso, is back in the frame after suspension kept him out of the 2-0 defeat to Slovenia in Malta’s last qualifier, played in Ljubljana on June 10. On the other hand, Alfred Effiong will have to miss the encounter with England at the National Stadium on September 1 as the Balzan forward must serve a one-match ban after collecting his second yellow card in the Slovenia qualifier. Ghedin has included Effiong in his provisional squad as the Nigerian-born striker will be eligible to play in the qualifier against Scotland. There are five foreign-based players, namely Apollon Limassol forward Andrč Schembri, defender Zach Muscat, who is in the books of Italian club US Arezzo, Luke Gambin, the Luton Town winger, defender Sam Magri, now playing for Ebbsfleet United, and FC Chiasso’s Farrugia. The Italian has also included three uncapped players, Ħamrun Spartans goalkeeper Steve Sultana and Balzan duo Michael Johnson and Lydon Micallef. Clyde Borg, the Floriana FC midfielder who has one Malta cap, has also been called up.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 - Pietro Ghedin has finalised his 20-man squad for Friday’s qualifier against England. From the 23-strong squad announced last week, Balzan FC striker Alfred Effiong is suspended for the England game but will rejoin the squad for the qualifier against Scotland at Hampden Park on September 4. Defender Michael Johnson, now playing for Balzan, has earned his first senior call-up. Goalkeeper Steve Sultana and striker Lydon Micallef were on the initial list named by Ghedin but the Ħamrun Spartans duo, who are still uncapped, have not been included in the final squad.

Malta Form: last six games
L L L L W L  f 2:a 10   success: 17%
372 11 October 2016 - Lithuania 2 Malta 0 [0-0]
LFF Stadion, Vilnius
Černych, Novikovas (pen) WCP AL
Caruana
373 11 November 2016 - Malta 0 Slovenia 1 [0-0]
Stadium Nazzjonali, Ħ'Attard
Verbic HL
374 15 November 2016 - Malta 0 Iceland 2 [0-0]
Stadium Nazzjonali, Ħ'Attard
Traustason, Ingason Fr HL
375 26 March 2017 - Malta 1 Slovakia 3 [1-2]
Stadium Nazzjonali, Ħ'Attard
Farrugia
Weiss, Greguš, Nemec
WCP AL
Ferrugia, Nemec
376 16 June 2017 - Ukraine 0 Malta 1 [0-0]
Merkur-Arena, Graz, Austria
Z.Muscat Fr AW
377 10 June 2017 - Slovenia 2 Malta 0 [1-0]
Stadion Stožice, Ljubljana
Ilicic, Novakovic WCP AL

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