Win is a must for Poland as country is handed EU Presidency

Friday, July 1, 2011, 11:01

by Sandro Micallef

The Malta National Waterpolo team with the technical staff and ASA officials

All is set for the Malta National Waterpolo team, as tonight (swim up 8pm), Malta faces Poland in the last games of the European 2012 qualifiers in Group A. On Thursday evening Malta was in the pool again for yet another session followed by the last scheduled training session on Friday at 10.30am.

Today is a very important day for Poland as the country is officially handed the EU Presidency for the next six months, so the sporting public will definitely be expecting the Polish Waterpolo team to register a win against Malta to make it an even more special day. The locals in Szczecin were entertained last night with a mega event at the City’s Port to welcome the big day which will see the country also adopting the euro currency in the near future.

All of the Maltese Waterpolo players are in good physical condition and are all geared up for tonight’s match which will be played in the indoor Floating Arena situated circa ten minutes by car from the team’s base.

After holding a debriefing session earlier this week to analyze the game against Turkey, Afric will be holding his official pre-match talk later on in the afternoon. He will surely stress on the importance to defend well as the statistics show that Malta conceded no less than 25 goals in 3 games scoring just 18.

In the meantime Melita Sports’ channel Malta Stars (Channel 614) will broadcast a repeat of the Malta v Turkey game tomorrow – Saturday at 8.05pm with commentary by Gerald Fenech. Melita Sports will eventually also broadcast the Poland v Malta match next week.

The referees for tonight’s game will be Anne Grandin from France and Klaus Lehn from Germany. The LEN delegate will be Stefan Bottlik from Slovakia.

Current Standings Group A

Turkey (TUR) 4 3 0 1 42 20 22 9
Malta (MLT) 3 2 0 1 18 25 -7 6
Poland (POL) 3 0 0 3 12 27 -15 0

1 Comment

  1. il malti says:

    viva malta


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