Malta National Football teams in Euro matches

Saturday, August 27, 2011, 18:30

National team coaches Buttigieg and Busuttil preparing for this double header. Photo Joe Borg

by Catherine Micallef

The first week of September will be a very busy period for Malta’s national and the Under 21 teams as they will be engaged in Euro qualifying matches.  

The ‘A’ team will host Croatia at the National Stadium, Ta’ Qali, on Friday 2nd September at 19.00 hrs and four days later will face Georgia at the same venue at 20.30 hrs in two UEFA Euro 2012 Group F matches.

Our team is seeking to win its first spoils after six matches in this difficult group which has the first four-placed sides still in with a chance to qualify for the finals next year. The matches will certainly pose stiff hurdles for our boys under the charge of John Buttigieg, more so when our opponents cannot afford to misfire in terms of points won.

The recent 2-1 victory against the Central African Republic in a preparatory match earlier this month should encourage our side to perform well and reach long-desired objectives. Support from what is hoped to be a sizeable turnout of Maltese will be of paramount importance.

Likewise, solid backing for our cadets is solicited. The Under 21’s, guided by Ray Farrugia, have almost flown out of their blocks when in their opening two away matches against Finland (0-0) and Lithuania (2-1), they collected four points which put them on velvet at the top of Group 2 table, albeit jointly with Finland.

This is indeed an unedited position for tiny Malta  and one hopes that our matches against Slovenia on Thursday the 1st of September at 19.00 hrs at the Hibernians Stadium, Corradino, and the following Tuesday against Finland at 16.00 hrs at the same stadium will produce further evidence of our team’s resurgence. The price for the Under 21 Group 2 Qualifiers is of Eur 4 and tickets will be sold only at the gates.

UEFA EURO 2012 –Group FQualifier

MALTA vs CROATIA

National Stadium, Ta’ Qali

2nd September 2011 at 19.00hrs

UEFA EURO 2012 –Group F Qualifier

MALTA vs GEORGIA

National Stadium, Ta’ Qali

6th September 2011 at 20.300hrs

 

Entrance Tickets:

 West Stand                              -           €25

Millennium Stand                   -           €10

South Stand                             -           €5

NOTE:  North Stand will be reserved for visiting fans for the MLT vs CRO match

Today's Press Conference held in the Centenary Stadium Hall - Photo by Joe Borg

Today's Press Conference held in the Centenary Stadium Hall - Photo by Joe Borg

In a press conference earlier this morning, Mr Bjorn Vassallo MFA CEO and Mr Norman Saliba Head Marketing MFA announced that the general public can buy tickets before the match from the below outlets: MFA Offices, Eros Stationery -Paceville, Lion King Stationery – Pieta, Star Tourism – Bugibba, Teamsport – Iklin, All Agenda Bookshops, Exotique, Newskiosk and 8 till Late outlets.

The ticketing system will be the same as the one used yesterday for the first time, where spectators have toscan their ticket and have 8 second to pass through the turnstile.  One must remember that if the ticket is bought from Stand F, the spectator can only pass through the turnstile of Stand F.

With regards to the relationship of the National Team with the community, the National Team Events’ Committee thought of another idea of how the people can get closer to the team. The MFA is inviting all the members of the Rabat community to join the National Team during an event which is taking place on Tuesday 30th August at the Rabat Ajax stadium in Mtarfa at 6.30pm. People can meet all the players of the National A Team and also the technical staff.

The South End Core poster - tickets in the South Stand Eur 5 only

The South End Core poster - tickets in the South Stand Eur 5 only

Last but not least, today the MFA launched its official National Teams’ Facebook Page. One can join by pressing on the LIKE button. The aim of this page is purely to create further awareness and give out more information about the Malta’s National Football Teams whether they are playing on a friendly or competitive basis, training activities, community events and information about tickets.





3 Comments

  1. Brian Cefai says:

    @ demm ahdar. Hadt mu qed jisforzak tmur fil West Stand siehbi. Jekk ma tridx thallas EUR 25 mur fil Millenium Stand jew mas South End core. Jew int xi galantom li trid l-ahjar post minghajr ma thallas il-prezz tieghu. Fejn fid-dinja thallas EUR 5 biss tara it-tim nazzjonali tieghek jilghab ???  

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  2. Demm Ahdar says:

    bis serjeta 25 euro ticket? intom bilfors ma triduhomx jigu in nies

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    Charles Reply:

    oqod millenium stand siehbi tara ahjar u thallas 10 euros ;) …….west stand il-kroati jkun em, u maltin ma tantx ikun hemm xi hafna

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