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UEFA EURO: Malta - Norway Match press kits

European qualifiers - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

MaltaMaltaNational Stadium - Ta' QaliMonday 18 November 2019
20.45CET (20.45 local time)
Group F - Matchday 10
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
05/09/2019QR (GS)Norway - Malta2-0
OsloBerge 34, King 45+1 (P)
2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
10/10/2015QR (GS)Norway - Malta2-0
OsloTettey 19, Søderlund 52
10/10/2014QR (GS)Malta - Norway0-3
Ta' QaliDaehli 22, King 26, 49
UEFA EURO 2008
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
21/11/2007QR (GS)Malta - Norway1-4
Ta' QaliMifsud 53; Iversen 25, 27 (P), 45, Pedersen 75
02/06/2007QR (GS)Norway - Malta4-0
OsloHæstad 31, Helstad 73, Iversen 79, John Arne Riise 90+1
EURO '96
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/06/1995PR (GS)Norway - Malta2-0
OsloFjørtoft 42, Flo 88
14/12/1994PR (GS)Malta - Norway0-1
Ta' QaliFjørtoft 10
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Malta30034004----7007118
Norway44003300----7700181
FIFA*
Malta------------------
Norway------------------
Friendlies
Malta------------4022210
Norway------------4220102
Total
Malta30034004----11029328
Norway44003300----11920283

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 15/10/2019 11:33CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Malta - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Justin Haber09/06/198138Gżira - 0000
-Henry Bonello13/10/198831Valletta - 9000
-Rashed Al-Tumi04/10/200019Casarano - 0000
Defenders
-Jonathan Caruana24/07/198633Valletta - 4000
-Andrei Agius12/08/198633Hibernians - 8000
-Steve Borg15/05/198831Valletta - 7100
-Joseph Zerafa31/05/198831Valletta - 6000
-Jurgen Pisani03/09/199227Floriana - 1000
-Ferdinando Apap29/07/199227Hibernians - 2000
-Karl Micallef08/09/199623Hamrun - 2000
-Dunstan Vella27/04/199623Hibernians - 5000
Midfielders
-Paul Fenech20/12/198632Balzan - 7000
-Rowen Muscat05/06/199128Valletta - 9000
-Tristan Caruana15/09/199128Hamrun - 1000
-Zach Muscat22/08/199326Olhanense - 9000
-Jake Grech18/11/199722Hibernians - 6000
-Luke Gambin16/03/199326Colchester - 5000
-Nikolai Muscat13/07/199623Gżira - 0000
-Brandon Paiber05/06/199524Floriana - 1000
Forwards
-Michael Mifsud17/04/198138Birkirkara - 5000
-Alfred Effiong29/11/198434Balzan - 6000
-Kyrian Nwoko04/07/199722Valletta - 8100
-Joseph Mbong15/07/199722Hibernians - 9000
Coach
-Raymond Farrugia01/10/195564 - 9000
Norway - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Rune Jarstein29/09/198435Hertha - 7000
-Ørjan Nyland10/09/199029Aston Villa - 0000
-Sten Grytebust25/10/198930Copenhagen - 1000
Defenders
-Tore Reginiussen10/04/198633Rosenborg - 2100
-Even Hovland14/02/198930Rosenborg - 3000
-Omar Elabdellaoui05/12/199127Olympiacos - 9000
-Jonas Svensson06/03/199326AZ Alkmaar - 0000
-Kristoffer Ajer17/04/199821Celtic - 7000
-Birger Meling17/12/199424Rosenborg - 0000
-Haitam Aleesami31/07/199128Amiens - 9000
-Sigurd Rosted22/07/199425Brøndby - 0000
Midfielders
-Markus Henriksen25/07/199227Hull - 8000
-Fredrik Ulvestad17/06/199227Djurgården - 1000
-Ole Selnæs07/07/199425Shenzhen - 9000
-Mats Møller Daehli02/03/199524St Pauli - 1000
-Iver Fossum15/07/199623AaB - 1100
-Morten Thorsby05/05/199623Sampdoria - 0000
-Sander Berge14/02/199821Genk - 7100
Forwards
-Tarik Elyounoussi23/02/198831AIK - 6100
-Joshua King15/01/199227Bournemouth - 8400
-Alexander Sørloth05/12/199523Trabzonspor - 4300
Coach
-Lars Lagerbäck16/07/194871 - 9000

Last updated 18/11/2019 12:18CET

Head coach Only this chapter

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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Lars Lagerbäck

Date of birth: 16 July 1948
Nationality: Swedish
Playing career: Alby, Gimonäs
Coaching career: Kilafors, Arbrå, Hudiksvalls, Sweden (youth sides), Sweden, Nigeria, Iceland, Norway

• A lower-league player, Lagerbäck began his coaching career in 1977 with Kilafors, joining the Swedish Football Association (SvFF) as a youth coach after spells with two other modest club sides Arbrå and Hudiksvall. Coached the national Under-21 and B teams until Tommy Söderberg took him on as his assistant with the senior national squad in 1998.

• Söderberg and Lagerbäck managed Sweden in tandem from 2000, reaching UEFA EURO 2000, the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the quarter-finals of UEFA EURO 2004; following Söderberg's departure, Lagerbäck took the troops to the 2006 World Cup and UEFA EURO 2008 single-handed.

• Stepped down after failing to lead Sweden to the 2010 World Cup finals, but ended up travelling to that tournament as coach of Nigeria.

• Appointed Iceland boss in October 2011, he steered the side to the 2014 World Cup play-offs where they lost to Croatia. Agreed a new contract that would mean he handed over the reins to assistant Heimir Hallgrímsson at the end of the UEFA EURO 2016 campaign – and promptly guided Iceland to their first ever major tournament.

• Even better was to follow as Iceland knocked out England en route to reaching the quarter-finals, where they lost to France, and in February 2017 Lagerbäck came out of retirement to take over as coach of Norway, his new side picking up ten points from their six 2018 World Cup qualifiers under his watch and going on to win promotion in the UEFA Nations League.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2452528.html#lars+lagerback

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAliyar Aghayev (AZE)
  • Assistant refereesZeynal Zeynalov (AZE) , Akif Amirali (AZE)
  • Fourth officialRauf Jabarov (AZE)
  • UEFA DelegateRobert Barczi (HUN)
  • UEFA Referee observerStefano Podeschi (SMR)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Aliyar Aghayev17/10/1987251

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
12/05/2014U17GS-FTMaltaNetherlands2-5Gozo
04/08/2016UEL3QRFC KrasnodarBirkirkara FC3-1Krasnodar
19/07/2017UCL2QRRosenborg BKDundalk FC2-1Trondheim
04/10/2017U19QRNorwayMontenegro3-0Tirana

Last updated 16/11/2019 13:12CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Malta

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group F - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Spain972026523
    Sweden953120918
    Romania9423171014
    Norway9351171014
    Faroe Islands91084273
    Malta91082253
    Matchday 1 (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)
  • Matchday 2 (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
  • Matchday 3 (07/06/2019)
    Sweden 3-0 Malta
    1-0 Quaison 2, 2-0 Claesson 50, 3-0 Isak 81
    Bonello, S. Borg (80 Apap), Agius, J. Grech (64 P. Fenech), Mbong, Montebello (71 Nwoko), R. Muscat, Corbolan, Effiong, Gambin, Z. Muscat
  • Matchday 4 (10/06/2019)
    Malta 0-4 Romania
    0-1 Puşcaş 7, 0-2 Puşcaş 29, 0-3 Chipciu 34, 0-4 Man 90+1
    Bonello, S. Borg, Agius, Mbong, P. Fenech (59 J. Grech), R. Muscat, Corbolan (84 Montebello), Effiong, J. Zerafa, Gambin (67 Mifsud), Z. Muscat
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2019)
    Norway 2-0 Malta
    1-0 Berge 34, 2-0 King 45+1 (P)
    Bonello, S. Borg, Agius, J. Grech (77 Effiong), Mbong, P. Fenech (64 J.P. Farrugia), Nwoko, R. Muscat, Vella, Corbolan, Z. Muscat (20 Apap)
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2019)
    Romania 1-0 Malta
    1-0 Puşcaş 47
    Bonello, S. Borg, Agius, Mbong, J.P. Farrugia, Nwoko (72 Effiong), R. Muscat, Vella (86 J. Grech), Corbolan, Gambin (81 J. Zerafa), Z. Muscat
  • Matchday 7 (12/10/2019)
    Malta 0-4 Sweden
    0-1 Danielson 11, 0-2 S. Larsson 58 (P) , 0-3 Agius 66 (og) , 0-4 S. Larsson 71 (P)
    Bonello, Agius, Mbong, Nwoko, R. Muscat (68 P. Fenech), Vella, Shaw, Effiong (75 Mifsud), J. Zerafa, Gambin, Z. Muscat (66 Caruana)
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
    Faroe Islands 1-0 Malta
    1-0 Baldvinsson 71
    Bonello, S. Borg, Agius, J. Grech, Mbong, P. Fenech (71 Gambin), Mifsud (71 Effiong), Nwoko, R. Muscat (80 J. Zerafa), Vella, Z. Muscat
  • Matchday 9 (15/11/2019)
    Spain 7-0 Malta
    1-0 Morata 23, 2-0 Santi Cazorla 41, 3-0 Pau Torres 62, 4-0 Sarabia 63, 5-0 Olmo 69, 6-0 Gerard Moreno 71, 7-0 Jesús Navas 85
    Bonello, Caruana, Agius, Mbong, Nwoko, R. Muscat (63 Caruana), Vella, Paiber, Corbolan (33 Micallef), J. Pisani (75 J. Grech), Z. Muscat
  • Matchday 10 (18/11/2019)
    Malta-Norway

Norway

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group F - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Spain972026523
    Sweden953120918
    Romania9423171014
    Norway9351171014
    Faroe Islands91084273
    Malta91082253
    Matchday 1 (23/03/2019)
    Spain 2-1 Norway
    1-0 Rodrigo 16, 1-1 King 65 (P) , 2-1 Ramos 71 (P)
    Jarstein, Aleesami, Ajer, Nordtveit, King, Johansen (77 Kamara), T. Elyounoussi (55 Johnsen), Elabdellaoui, Selnæs, Henriksen, Ødegaard (56 Elyounoussi)
  • Matchday 2 (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
    Jarstein, Aleesami, Ajer, Nordtveit, King, Elyounoussi (72 Kamara), Elabdellaoui, Selnæs, Henriksen, Ødegaard, Johnsen (87 Sørloth)
  • Matchday 3 (07/06/2019)
    Norway 2-2 Romania
    1-0 T. Elyounoussi 56, 2-0 Ødegaard 70, 2-1 Keșerü 77, 2-2 Keșerü 90+2
    Grytebust, Aleesami, Ajer, Nordtveit, King, T. Elyounoussi (84 Kamara), Elabdellaoui, Berge, Selnæs, Henriksen, Ødegaard
  • Matchday 4 (10/06/2019)
    Faroe Islands 0-2 Norway
    0-1 Johnsen 49, 0-2 Johnsen 83
    André Hansen, Aleesami, Ajer, Nordtveit, T. Elyounoussi (58 Kamara), Elabdellaoui, Berge, Selnæs (81 Midtsjø), Henriksen (72 Johansen), Ødegaard, Johnsen
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2019)
    Norway 2-0 Malta
    1-0 Berge 34, 2-0 King 45+1 (P)
    Jarstein, Aleesami, Hovland, Nordtveit, King (58 Johnsen), Johansen (76 Normann), Elabdellaoui, Berge, Selnæs, Ødegaard, Haaland (66 T. Elyounoussi)
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2019)
    Sweden 1-1 Norway
    0-1 Johansen 45, 1-1 Forsberg 60
    Jarstein, Aleesami, Reginiussen, Nordtveit, King, Johansen (76 Haaland), Elabdellaoui, Berge, Selnæs, Henriksen (64 T. Elyounoussi), Ødegaard
  • Matchday 7 (12/10/2019)
    Norway 1-1 Spain
    0-1 Saúl Ñíguez 47, 1-1 King 90+4 (P)
    Jarstein, Aleesami, Ajer, Nordtveit (30 Hovland), King, Johansen (63 Sørloth), Elabdellaoui, Berge, Selnæs, Henriksen (83 Johnsen), Ødegaard
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
    Romania 1-1 Norway
    1-0 Mitriță 62, 1-1 Sørloth 90+2
    Jarstein, Aleesami, Ajer, Hovland, King, Johansen (46 Sørloth), Elabdellaoui, Berge, Selnæs (67 Johnsen), Henriksen (81 Normann), Ødegaard
  • Matchday 9 (15/11/2019)
    Norway 4-0 Faroe Islands
    1-0 Reginiussen 4, 2-0 Fossum 8, 3-0 Sørloth 62, 4-0 Sørloth 65
    Jarstein, Aleesami, Ajer, Reginiussen, King (78 T. Elyounoussi), Fossum, Sørloth, Elabdellaoui, Berge (84 Ulvestad), Selnæs, Henriksen (70 Daehli)
  • Matchday 10 (18/11/2019)
    Malta-Norway

Last updated 16/11/2019 00:28CET

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
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