Football: Malta U-21s to face Luxembourg in March

Sunday, February 5, 2017, 21:35

Gavin Muscat

The Malta Under-21 team will play a friendly match against Luxembourg as part of their preparations for the opening UEFA U-21 Championship Group 6 qualifier away to Belgium in March.

The warm-up in Luxembourg, to be staged at the Stade Albert Berchem in Kehlen, is scheduled for March 23 at 6.30pm, four days before the curtain-raiser against the Belgians who were in the same section as the Malta U-21 team in the last European U-21 qualifying competition.

Sweden, who will be defending their Euro U-21 crown in Poland between June 16 and 30, Turkey, Hungary and Cyprus are the other teams in Malta’s qualifying group.

Under the guidance of coach Silvio Vella, the Malta U-21s broke new ground in the 2017 UEFA U-21 Championship qualifying trek after racking up a total of 11 points, finishing fourth ahead of Latvia and Moldova in Group 1.

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MALTA’S QUALIFYING SCHEDULE

Belgium vs Malta – March 27, 2017

Cyprus vs Malta – September 1, 2017

Hungary vs Malta – September 5, 2017

Sweden vs Malta – October 10, 2017

Malta vs Turkey – November 10, 2017

Turkey vs Malta – March 27, 2018

Malta vs Sweden – June 7, 2018

Malta vs Belgium – September 7, 2018

Malta vs Hungary – October 12, 2018

Malta vs Cyprus – October 16, 2018





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