Yerevan Republican Stadium after Vazgen Sargsyan - Yerevan 07/06/2013 - 18:00CET (20:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group B

Armenia - Malta
0-1
 

Armenia - Malta 0-1 - 07/06/2013 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Malta stun Armenia to end 20-year wait

Published: Friday 7 June 2013, 20.00CET
Malta stun Armenia to end 20-year wait
Michael Mifsud struck the only goal for Malta ©Domenic Aquilina

An early Michael Mifsud goal all but ended Armenia's FIFA World Cup qualifying ambitions as Malta registered their first competitive away win in two decades.

The Group B meeting was eight minutes old when André Schembri and Gareth Sciberras combined to release Mifsud, and although Roman Berezovski repelled his initial shot, the Malta captain fired in at the second attempt. It was his 37th goal in international football but as Armenia cranked up the pressure, visiting keeper Justin Haber demanded equal billing in Saturday's headlines.

Match statistics

Armenia
Malta

0

Goals scored

1

23

Total attempts

2

6

Attempts on target

1

11

off target

1

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

13

Corners

2

2

Offsides

1

0

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

14

Fouls committed

22

21

Fouls suffered

14

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    90+3
    T. Vella (in) - M. Mifsud (out) (Malta)
  • Substitution
    85
    R. Muscat (in) - Briffa (out) (Malta)
  • Yellow Card
    83
    Dimech (Malta) is booked.
  • Substitution
    66
    Sarkisov (in) - Manoyan (out) (Armenia)

See also

  • Armenia

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Denmark, 11 June 2013, 0-4
  • Malta

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Denmark, 06 September 2013, 1-2
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