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During , Malta drew 1—1 against Croatia and Bulgaria. Another positive result was the 1—1 home draw in a friendly match against Northern Ireland , though George Mallia missed an injury time penalty which would have given them a win.
On 7 February , Malta drew 1—1 with one of the hosts of Euro , Austria. The game was played to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first international match played by the Maltese national team.
In May , sponsorship of the Maltese national side was taken on by sportswear firm Givova, who also designed a range of new kits for the team.
This was their only point for the World Cup qualifying. In February the side achieved a 0—0 draw against Switzerland , in which goalkeeper Justin Haber saved two penalties.
During the years of and , Malta did not get many positive results, and coach John Buttigieg and assistant coach Carmel Busittil were both sacked in October The following players were named for the match against Kosovo on 17 November and Faroe Islands on 20 November Players with an equal number of caps are ranked in chronological order of reaching the milestone.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the men's team. For the women's team, see Malta women's national football team. Malta national football team results — Ta' Qali National Stadium Attendance: Gloria Sports Arena Attendance: Gernot Langes Stadion Referee: Silberstadt Arena Schwaz Referee: Ta' Qali National Stadium Referee: Fadil Vokrri Stadium Referee: Ta' Qali National Stadium.
List of Malta international footballers and List of Malta national football team captains. Retrieved 25 October Retrieved 9 November Retrieved 7 October Retrieved 2 September Archived from the original on 27 September Retrieved 28 July Retrieved 14 May Retrieved 15 September The Times of Malta.
Malta obtains encouraging win against Ukraine". Retrieved 31 August Retrieved 8 June The Maltese football association league format soon changed however, to a multiple tier format as from the season.
The passing of the North Africa conflict saw the Maltese football associations largest interest with fifteen clubs registering to join the Maltese FA in the s, doubling the size of the number of registered clubs within ten years.
Many of today's familiar names joined the league including Valletta and Hibernians. Interest in the Maltese league continued throughout the s, 's and s with fifteen more clubs joining the league including Birkirkara FC in It was however Hibernians and Valletta who put together a good challenge to Sliema Wanderers and Floriana , winning eight championships between them, and three league trophies.
The s saw the monopolization of Sliema Wanderers and Floriana finally come to an end with four different clubs taking most of the honours in this decade.
The Inauguration of the new national stadium, Ta' Qali could have been a reason for this, with a large re-structuring of the Maltese league program to coincide with Maltese football 's new impressive home.
Floriana did win the league trophy in , although unfortunately were relegated to Malta 's second league in the season of The last decades of the century saw the league format expand to its fourth tier, now with fifty clubs registered in the league.
A diverse range of clubs now sharing the trophies in the Maltese league's top tier to contribute to an entertaining and high quality semi-professional football league.
Valletta enjoyed a golden age in the s winning five championships and four league cups. At present there are a number of clubs with the resources and capability of winning the championship trophy, which is now called the Maltese Premier League trophy.
Birkirkara FC are the notable new force in the Maltese league, after winning their first championship in the year , and the team from Malta 's largest town has regularly picked up honours since propelling itself into the history books.
Currently the Maltese national and official system consists of 53 teams within 4 tiers. They are all currently sponsored by the Bank of Valletta.
In the latest decades, particularly the s the Maltese leagues have not boasted of high attendances except for particular derby matches or league deciders.
This has often been attributed to various reasons, including the higher quality of foreign leagues especially the Italian Serie A and the English Premier League , slow-paced football, low interest, relatively unknown players, lack of professionalism and perceived corruption.
A phenomenon also occurred in the lowest tier, where Zejtun Corinthians and Naxxar Lions , two sides from relatively large localities, started to push for promotion from the Maltese Third Division during season This ended up in a rivalry between the two teams who boasted stronger squads when compared to the other Third Division teams, thus attracting larger crowds than usual.
However attendances remain relatively low in numbers. It is important to note that very few statistics are available.
Most Maltese people prefer to watch English and Italian leagues. This traces its beginning to the nation's political past, where in the s a hot political issue was the Language Question, i.