U/21 EURO 2013: Malta handed tough group

Saturday, February 5, 2011, 17:08

Under 21 Euro 2013 Championship Group Draws

As is inevitable, Malta were handed tough opponents as the draws for the 2013 Euro Under 21 Championship were made in Nyon on Thursday 3 February. The teams to meet Malta in Group 2 are Finland, Lithuania, Slovenia, Sweden and Ukraine.

Following the draws the teams’ representatives had a three-hour meeting to formulate the fixtures calendar. This comprised a total of 55 matches for the six-team group, with each team playing 10 matches on a home and away basis.

The schedule was decided as follows, with eight of the matches involving Malta being played on a double fixture format, either home or away.

03  June 2011    Finland v Malta

07  June 2011    Lithuania v Malta

02  Sep. 2011      Malta v Slovenia

06  Sep. 2011      Malta v Finland

07  Oct.  2011      Malta v Ukraine

11  Oct.  2011      Malta v Lithania

15  Nov. 2011      Malta v Sweden

01 June 2012      Slovenia v Malta

06 June 2012      Sweden v Malta

06 Sep 2012       Ukraine v Malta

Malta will be under the guidance of the recently-appointed Ray Farrugia, formerly in charge of the Under 21 team. He is assisted by Ronald Vella. 

Meanwhile, it has been announced that the Under 21 team will be meeting Catania Calcio Under 19 on Wednesday 9 February at the Stadio Comunale di Pedara (Catania) at 15.30 hrs. 

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