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Latvia go in search of first home triumph

Published: Wednesday 7 September 2011, 10.00CET
Latvia will go in search their first home victory in Group F when they take on the section's bottom side, Malta, in their penultimate UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier.
Latvia go in search of first home triumph
Latvia coach Aleksandrs Starkovs is hoping his side can gain their first home win against Malta ©Getty Images

Tournament statistics

LatviaMalta

Goals scored9
 
4
Total attempts82
 
102
Attempts on target29
 
27
Attempts off target38
 
41
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork2
 
2
Corners40
 
30
Offsides13
 
21
Yellow cards25
 
19
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed167
 
130
Fouls suffered92
 
135
 
Published: Wednesday 7 September 2011, 10.00CET

Latvia go in search of first home triumph

Latvia will go in search their first home victory in Group F when they take on the section's bottom side, Malta, in their penultimate UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier.

Latvia will look to secure a first home win in Group F as they take on the section's bottom side, Malta, in their penultimate UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier.

• Goals from Kaspars Gorkšs and Maris Verpakovskis secured Latvia a comfortable victory against Malta when the sides first met in Group F on 7 September 2010.

• Latvia's record in four games against Malta reads W2 D0 L2 (W1 D0 L0 at home).

• The teams made their initial introductions on Maltese soil on 26 May 1992, when the hosts triumphed 1-0 in Ta' Qali. Malta also came out on top on 8 February 1998, edging a 2-1 victory at the same venue.

• Between those two matches, Latvia claimed a 2-0 victory against Malta in Riga on 2 June 1994.

Last updated: 27/09/11 0.09CET

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