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UEFA EURO: Sweden - Malta Match press kits

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SwedenSwedenFriends Arena - SolnaFriday 7 June 2019
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Group F - Matchday -10#SWEMLT
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/09/2009QR (GS)Malta - Sweden0-1
Ta' QaliAzzopardi 82 (og)
10/06/2009QR (GS)Sweden - Malta4-0
GothenburgKällström 21, Majstorovic 52, Ibrahimović 56, Berg 58
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
04/06/2005QR (GS)Sweden - Malta6-0
GothenburgJonson 6, Svensson 18, Wilhelmsson 29, Ibrahimović 40, Ljungberg 57, Elmander 81
04/09/2004QR (GS)Malta - Sweden0-7
Ta' QaliIbrahimović 4, 11, 14, 71, Ljungberg 46, 74, Larsson 76
1988 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
24/05/1987PR (GS)Sweden - Malta1-0
GothenburgEkström 13
16/11/1986PR (GS)Malta - Sweden0-5
Ta' QaliHysén 38, Magnusson 67, Fredriksson 69, Ekström 82, 84
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
17/11/1985QR (GS)Malta - Sweden1-2
Ta' QaliPrytz 2, Strömberg 76
23/05/1984QR (GS)Sweden - Malta4-0
NorrkopingSunesson 4, 76, Corneliusson 36, Erlandsson 70
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/11/1973QR (GS)Malta - Sweden1-2
VallettaCamilleri 20; Kindvall 21, Larsson 33 (P)
15/10/1972QR (GS)Sweden - Malta7-0
GothenburgEdström 2, 29, 63, Larsson 16, 33 (P), Sandberg 41, Szepanski 57 (P)
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Sweden11001100----220060
Malta10011001----200206
FIFA*
Sweden44004400----8800332
Malta40044004----8008233
Friendlies
Sweden------------110030
Malta------------100103
Total
Sweden55005500----111100422
Malta50055005----110011242

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 17/05/2019 11:16CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Sweden - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Kristoffer Nordfeldt23/06/198929Swansea - 0000
-Karl-Johan Johnsson28/01/199029Guingamp - 0000
-Robin Olsen08/01/199029Roma - 2000
Defenders
-Mikael Lustig13/12/198632Celtic - 1000
-Pontus Jansson13/02/199128Leeds - 0000
-Niklas Hult13/02/199029AEK - 0000
-Aleksander Milosevic30/01/199227Nottm Forest - 0000
-Ludwig Augustinsson21/04/199425Bremen - 2000
-Filip Helander22/04/199326Bologna - 2000
-Emil Krafth02/08/199424Amiens - 2000
Midfielders
-Sebastian Larsson06/06/198534AIK - 2000
-Gustav Svensson07/02/198732Seattle Sounders - 2000
-Albin Ekdal28/07/198929Sampdoria - 1000
-Jakob Johansson21/06/199028Rennes - 0000
-Jimmy Durmaz22/03/198930Toulouse - 0000
-Emil Forsberg23/10/199127Leipzig - 1000
-Viktor Claesson02/01/199227Krasnodar - 2200
-Kristoffer Olsson30/06/199523Krasnodar - 2000
-Robin Quaison09/10/199325Mainz - 2200
Forwards
-Marcus Berg17/08/198632Al-Ain - 2000
-John Guidetti15/04/199227Alavés - 0000
-Sebastian Andersson15/07/199127Union Berlin - 1000
-Alexander Isak21/09/199919Willem II - 2000
Coach
-Jan Andersson29/09/196256 - 2000
Malta - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Justin Haber09/06/198137Gżira - 0000
-Andrew Hogg02/03/198534Birkirkara - 0000
-Henry Bonello13/10/198830Valletta - 2000
Defenders
-Jonathan Caruana24/07/198632Valletta - 2000
-Andrei Agius12/08/198632Hibernians - 1000
-Steve Borg15/05/198831Valletta - 2100
-Joseph Zerafa31/05/198831Valletta - 2000
-Ferdinando Apap29/07/199226Victoria - 0000
-Dunstan Vella27/04/199623Hibernians - 0000
Midfielders
-Paul Fenech20/12/198632Balzan - 2000
-John Mintoff23/08/198830Sliema - 2000
-Rowen Muscat05/06/199128Valletta - 2000
-Tristan Caruana15/09/199127Hamrun - 0000
-Bjorn Kristensen05/04/199326Hibernians - 0000
-Zach Muscat22/08/199325Olhanense - 2000
-Jake Grech18/11/199721Hibernians - 0000
-Luke Gambin16/03/199326Crawley - 0000
-Dexter Xuereb21/09/199721Mosta - 0000
Forwards
-Luke Montebello13/08/199523Birkirkara - 0000
-Alfred Effiong29/11/198434Balzan - 0000
-Juan Corbolan03/01/199722Gżira - 2000
-Kyrian Nwoko04/07/199721Valletta - 2100
-Joseph Mbong15/07/199721Hibernians - 2000
Coach
-Raymond Farrugia01/10/195563 - 2000

Last updated 07/06/2019 10:36CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Janne Andersson

Date of birth: 29 September 1962
Nationality: Swedish
Playing career: Alet (twice), Halmia, Laholm
Coaching career: Alet, Halmstad (assistant, twice), Laholm, Halmstad, Örgryte, Norrköping, Sweden

• Jan 'Janne' Andersson succeeded Erik Hamrén as Sweden coach after UEFA EURO 2016 having led Norrköping to their first Allsvenskan title in 26 years the previous autumn.

• A footballer and handball player in his native Halmstad, Andersson became assistant coach to Stuart Baxter at the city's main club in 1990, going on to work under Tom Prahl and then Jonas Thern.

• Andersson, who also coached lower-division teams Alet and Laholm, took the Halmstad reins himself in 2004 and in his first season in charge was named coach of the year in Sweden after steering Halmstad to second place.

• After a brief spell at second-tier Örgryte in 2010, Andersson was named Norrköping coach the following year as they returned to the Allsvenskan, at first keeping them up then unexpectedly guiding them to the 2015 title.

• Although his appointment as Sweden coach meant he missed out on leading Norrköping into UEFA Champions League qualifying, Andersson made up for that by taking Sweden to the 2018 FIFA World Cup via a famous play-off win against Italy and then guiding them to the quarter-finals in Russia. More success followed later that year, Sweden winning promotion to League A of the UEFA Nations League.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2400733.html#janne+andersson

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Ray Farrugia

Date of birth: 1 October, 1955
Nationality: Maltese
Playing career: Floriana, Melita Eagles, Naxxar Lions
Coaching career: Naxxar Lions, Malta Under-21 (twice), Pietà Hotspurs, Marxsaxlokk, Sliema Wanderers, Malta (assistant), Malta

• A combative midfielder, 'Zazu' made his debut for the senior team of local club Floriana at 16 and remained there for four seasons, winning two league titles and the FA Trophy and also claiming the first of four senior caps for Malta.

• He left for Australia aged just 21, joining top-flight outfit Melita Eagles, where he would spend the next 12 years, winning four State League championships and three Grand Finals and scoring 123 goals in 318 matches. He returned to his homeland in 1990, joining Naxxar Lions, and eventually hung up his boots at the age of 42.

• Started coaching while still playing at Naxxar before moving on to take charge of the Malta Under-21 side from 1998 to 2002. He later returned to club football on the island, serving Pietà Hotspurs, Marsaxlokk and Sliema Wanderers as head coach.

• In 2011 Farrugia was re-appointed as Malta U-21 head coach, remaining in charge until 2014, when he was promoted to the senior side as assistant to Pietro Ghedin.

• On 2 May 2018 he was appointed as Malta's head coach, replacing Tom Saintfiet who had been dismissed after just six months at the helm.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2568426.html#ray+farrugia

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeRob Harvey (IRL)
  • Assistant refereesWayne McDonnell (IRL) , Mark Gavin (IRL)
  • Fourth officialPaul Mclaughlin (IRL)
  • UEFA DelegateYauheni Tratsiuk (BLR)
  • UEFA Referee observerEmil Bozinovski (MKD)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Rob Harvey09/09/1988021

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
27/03/2017U21QRBelgiumMalta2-1Louvain
04/05/2018U17GS-FTSloveniaSweden0-2Burton-on-Trent
02/08/2018UEL2QRFC MariupolDjurgårdens IF2-1Odessa

Last updated 05/06/2019 10:21CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Sweden

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group F - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Spain2200416
    Sweden2110544
    Romania2101533
    Malta2101233
    Norway2011451
    Faroe Islands2002260
    (23/03/2019)
    Sweden 2-1 Romania
    1-0 Quaison 33, 2-0 Claesson 40, 2-1 Keșerü 58
    Olsen, Lustig (24 Krafth), Helander, Granqvist, Augustinsson, S. Larsson, Berg, Forsberg (68 Svensson), Quaison (88 Isak), Claesson, Olsson
  • (26/03/2019)
    Norway 3-3 Sweden
    1-0 Johnsen 41, 2-0 King 59, 2-1 Claesson 70, 2-2 Nordtveit 86 (og) , 2-3 Quaison 90+1, 3-3 Kamara 90+7
    Olsen, Helander, Granqvist, Augustinsson, S. Larsson (62 Isak), Ekdal (66 Svensson), Berg, Quaison, Krafth, Claesson, Olsson (96 Andersson)
  • (07/06/2019)
    Sweden-Malta
  • (10/06/2019)
    Spain-Sweden
  • (05/09/2019)
    Faroe Islands-Sweden
  • (08/09/2019)
    Sweden-Norway
  • (12/10/2019)
    Malta-Sweden
  • (15/10/2019)
    Sweden-Spain
  • (15/11/2019)
    Romania-Sweden
  • (18/11/2019)
    Sweden-Faroe Islands

Malta

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group F - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Spain2200416
    Sweden2110544
    Romania2101533
    Malta2101233
    Norway2011451
    Faroe Islands2002260
    (23/03/2019)
    Malta 2-1 Faroe Islands
    1-0 Nwoko 13, 2-0 S. Borg 77 (P) , 2-1 J. Thomsen 90+8
    Bonello, Caruana, S. Borg, Agius, Guillaumier, Mbong, P. Fenech, Mifsud (71 J. Zerafa), Nwoko, R. Muscat (84 Mintoff), Corbolan (63 Z. Muscat)
  • (26/03/2019)
    Malta 0-2 Spain
    0-1 Morata 31, 0-2 Morata 73
    Bonello, Caruana (85 Micallef), S. Borg, Guillaumier, Mbong (65 R. Muscat), P. Fenech, Nwoko, Corbolan, Mintoff (69 Mifsud), J. Zerafa, Z. Muscat
  • (07/06/2019)
    Sweden-Malta
  • (10/06/2019)
    Malta-Romania
  • (05/09/2019)
    Norway-Malta
  • (08/09/2019)
    Romania-Malta
  • (12/10/2019)
    Malta-Sweden
  • (15/10/2019)
    Faroe Islands-Malta
  • (15/11/2019)
    Spain-Malta
  • (18/11/2019)
    Malta-Norway

Last updated 17/05/2019 11:16CET

Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Sweden

History
2016 – group stage
2012 – group stage
2008 – group stage
2004 – quarter-finals
2000 – group stage
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – semi-finals
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – quarter-finals
1960 – did not enter

Final tournament win
5-0: Sweden v Bulgaria, 14/06/04

Final tournament defeat
2-0:
Russia v Sweden, 18/06/08

Qualifying win
6-0: Sweden v San Marino, 07/09/10
0-6:
San Marino v Sweden, 07/06/03

Qualifying defeat
1-4: three times, most recently Sweden v Austria, 08/09/15
0-3:
four times, most recently Spain v Sweden, 17/11/07

Final tournament appearances
13: Olof Mellberg
13: Andreas Isaksson
13: Zlatan Ibrahimović
12: Kim Källström
10: Henrik Larsson
10: Fredrik Ljungberg

Final tournament goals
6: Zlatan Ibrahimović
4:
Henrik Larsson
3: Tomas Brolin

Overall appearances
49: Kim Källström
49:
Andreas Isaksson
43: Zlatan Ibrahimović
36: Olof Mellberg
35: Anders Svensson
31: Fredrik Ljungberg

Overall goals
23: Zlatan Ibrahimović
12:
Marcus Allbäck
7: Henrik Larsson
7:
Kim Källström
6: Johan Elmander
6: Johnny Ekström

https://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=704890.html#uefa+european+championship+records+sweden

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UEFA European Championship records: Malta

History
2016 – did not qualify
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – did not participate

Qualifying win
2-0: Malta v Greece, 23/02/75

Qualifying defeat
12-1:
Spain v Malta, 21/12/83

Overall appearances
36:
Michael Mifsud
32:
Carmel Busuttil
29: David Carabott
29: André Schembri
27: Roderick Briffa
26: Kristian Laferla
25: Gilbert Agius
25: John Buttigieg

Overall goals
10:
Michael Mifsud
5: Carmel Busuttil
4: David Carabott

https://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2042426.html#uefa+european+championship+records+malta

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Legend

:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 is the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.

Competitions

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.