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"A loss is never positive but everyone, including us players, can feel that we are getting somewhere," defender Zach Muscat told UEFA.com as Malta took the positives from Thursday's 1-0 Group H reverse to Italy in Florence. "It's tough to play good football against world-class sides, but we showed great quality at times. We are getting there in terms of tactical discipline – going forward the right way rather than kick and rush. Yesterday was tough mentally and physically, but I believe the will is there and we are on the right track. Let's hope we can show that on Sunday against Azerbaijan." Zach was one of three Muscats on the pitch against Italy along with namesakes Alex and Rowen – with a fourth, Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, watching from the stands as a special guest of Italian counterpart Matteo Renzi.

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04/09/201513:51Domenic Aquilina

The return of goalkeeper Andrew Hogg, who missed Malta's last two games through injury, has contributed to a selection headache for Reds coach Pietro Ghedin. The Kalloni custodian is competing with Birkirkara No1 Justin Haber to start the clash against Italy in Florence. With both players in good form, who will the Italian tactician select?

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03/09/201516:26Domenic Aquilina, Valletta

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PPts
Croatia Croatia *715
Italy Italy715
Norway Norway713
Bulgaria Bulgaria78
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan75
Malta Malta71
* Croatia points total pending disciplinary proceedings

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