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UEFA EURO: Norway - Malta Match press kits

European qualifiers - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

NorwayNorwayUllevaal Stadion - OsloThursday 5 September 2019
20.45CET (20.45 local time)
Group F - Matchday 5
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

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
Norway33003300----6600161
Malta30033003----6006116
FIFA*
Norway------------------
Malta------------------
Friendlies
Norway------------4220102
Malta------------4022210
Total
Norway33003300----10820263
Malta30033003----10028326

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

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Squad list Only this chapter

Norway - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Rune Jarstein29/09/198434Hertha - 2000
-Sten Grytebust25/10/198929København - 1000
-Sondre Rossbach07/02/199623Odd - 0000
Defenders
-Tore Reginiussen10/04/198633Rosenborg - 0000
-Even Hovland14/02/198930Rosenborg - 0000
-Omar Elabdellaoui05/12/199127Olympiacos - 4000
-Ruben Gabrielsen10/03/199227Molde - 0000
-Jonas Svensson06/03/199326AZ Alkmaar - 0000
-Birger Meling17/12/199424Rosenborg - 0000
-Haitam Aleesami31/07/199128Amiens - 4000
Midfielders
-Håvard Nordtveit21/06/199029Hoffenheim - 4000
-Stefan Johansen08/01/199128Fulham - 2000
-Markus Henriksen25/07/199227Hull - 4000
-Fredrik Midtsjø11/08/199326AZ Alkmaar - 1000
-Ole Selnæs07/07/199425Shenzhen - 4000
-Martin Ødegaard17/12/199820Real Sociedad - 4100
-Sander Berge14/02/199821Genk - 2000
Forwards
-Tarik Elyounoussi23/02/198831AIK - 3100
-Joshua King15/01/199227Bournemouth - 3200
-Alexander Sørloth05/12/199523Trabzonspor - 1000
-Bjorn Johnsen06/11/199127Rosenborg*3300
-Erling Braut Håland21/07/200019Salzburg - 0000
-Mathias Normann28/05/199623Rostov - 0000
Coach
-Lars Lagerbäck16/07/194871 - 4000
Malta - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Justin Haber09/06/198138Gżira - 0000
-Andrew Hogg02/03/198534Birkirkara - 0000
-Henry Bonello13/10/198830Valletta - 4000
Defenders
-Andrei Agius12/08/198633Hibernians - 3000
-Steve Borg15/05/198831Valletta*4100
-Joseph Zerafa31/05/198831Valletta - 3000
-Jurgen Pisani03/09/199227Floriana - 0000
-Ferdinando Apap29/07/199227Hibernians - 1000
-Karl Micallef08/09/199622Hamrun - 1000
-Dunstan Vella27/04/199623Hibernians - 0000
Midfielders
-Paul Fenech20/12/198632Balzan - 4000
-Rowen Muscat05/06/199128Valletta - 4000
-Tristan Caruana15/09/199127Hamrun - 0000
-Zach Muscat22/08/199326Olhanense - 4000
-Jake Grech18/11/199721Hibernians - 2000
-Luke Gambin16/03/199326Colchester - 2000
-Nikolai Muscat13/07/199623Gżira - 0000
-Dexter Xuereb21/09/199721Mosta - 0000
Forwards
-Jean Paul Farrugia21/03/199227Sliema - 0000
-Alfred Effiong29/11/198434Balzan - 2000
-Juan Corbolan03/01/199722Gżira - 4000
-Kyrian Nwoko04/07/199722Valletta - 3100
-Joseph Mbong15/07/199722Hibernians - 4000
Coach
-Raymond Farrugia01/10/195563 - 4000

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Head coach Only this chapter

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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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

  • RefereeDumitri Muntean (MDA)
  • Assistant refereesVlad Lifciu (MDA) , Andrei Bodean (MDA)
  • Fourth officialVeaceslav Banari (MDA)
  • UEFA DelegateJaroslav Dudl (CZE)
  • UEFA Referee observerMiroslav Vitkovic (CRO)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Dumitri Muntean10/04/1985039

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

No such matches refereed

Last updated 05/09/2019 10:10CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Norway

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group F - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Spain440011212
    Sweden4211877
    Romania42111157
    Norway4121875
    Malta41032103
    Faroe Islands40043120
    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-Malta
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2019)
    Sweden-Norway
  • Matchday 7 (12/10/2019)
    Norway-Spain
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
    Romania-Norway
  • Matchday 9 (15/11/2019)
    Norway-Faroe Islands
  • Matchday 10 (18/11/2019)
    Malta-Norway

Malta

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group F - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Spain440011212
    Sweden4211877
    Romania42111157
    Norway4121875
    Malta41032103
    Faroe Islands40043120
    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-Malta
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2019)
    Romania-Malta
  • Matchday 7 (12/10/2019)
    Malta-Sweden
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
    Faroe Islands-Malta
  • Matchday 9 (15/11/2019)
    Spain-Malta
  • Matchday 10 (18/11/2019)
    Malta-Norway

Last updated 05/09/2019 10:08CET

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.