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UEFA EURO: Malta - Sweden Match press kits

European qualifiers - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

MaltaMaltaNational Stadium - Ta' QaliSaturday 12 October 2019
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Group F - Matchday 7
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/06/2019QR (GS)Sweden - Malta3-0
SolnaQuaison 2, Claesson 50, Isak 81
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
Malta10012002----300309
Sweden22001100----330090
FIFA*
Malta40044004----8008233
Sweden44004400----8800332
Friendlies
Malta------------100103
Sweden------------110030
Total
Malta50056006----120012245
Sweden66005500----121200452

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 10/09/2019 12:50CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Malta - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Justin Haber09/06/198138Gżira - 0000
-Andrew Hogg02/03/198534Birkirkara - 0000
-Henry Bonello13/10/198830Valletta*6000
Defenders
-Jonathan Caruana24/07/198633Valletta - 2000
-Andrei Agius12/08/198633Hibernians - 5000
-Steve Borg15/05/198831Valletta*6100
-Joseph Zerafa31/05/198831Valletta - 4000
-Jurgen Pisani03/09/199227Floriana - 0000
-Ferdinando Apap29/07/199227Hibernians - 2000
-Karl Micallef08/09/199623Hamrun - 1000
-Dunstan Vella27/04/199623Hibernians - 2000
Midfielders
-Paul Fenech20/12/198632Balzan - 5000
-Rowen Muscat05/06/199128Valletta - 6000
-Tristan Caruana15/09/199128Hamrun - 0000
-Zach Muscat22/08/199326Olhanense - 6000
-Jake Grech18/11/199721Hibernians - 4000
-Kurt Shaw01/04/199920Sliema - 0000
-Luke Gambin16/03/199326Colchester - 3000
-Nikolai Muscat13/07/199623Gżira - 0000
Forwards
-Michael Mifsud17/04/198138Birkirkara - 3000
-Alfred Effiong29/11/198434Balzan - 4000
-Kyrian Nwoko04/07/199722Valletta*5100
-Joseph Mbong15/07/199722Hibernians - 6000
Coach
-Raymond Farrugia01/10/195564 - 6000
Sweden - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Kristoffer Nordfeldt23/06/198930Swansea - 0000
-Karl-Johan Johnsson28/01/199029Copenhagen - 0000
-Robin Olsen08/01/199029Cagliari - 6000
Defenders
-Andreas Granqvist16/04/198534Helsingborg - 4000
-Mikael Lustig13/12/198632Gent - 5000
-Pierre Bengtsson12/04/198831Copenhagen - 2000
-Marcus Danielson08/04/198930Djurgården - 0000
-Filip Helander22/04/199326Rangers - 4000
-Emil Krafth02/08/199425Newcastle - 3000
-Riccardo Gagliolo28/04/199029Parma - 0000
Midfielders
-Sebastian Larsson06/06/198534AIK - 6000
-Gustav Svensson07/02/198732Seattle Sounders - 4000
-Albin Ekdal28/07/198930Sampdoria - 5000
-Emil Forsberg23/10/199127Leipzig - 4100
-Kristoffer Olsson30/06/199524Krasnodar - 6000
-Muamer Tankovic22/02/199524Hammarby - 0000
-Robin Quaison09/10/199326Mainz - 6400
-Alexander Fransson02/04/199425Norrköping - 0000
-Ken Sema30/09/199326Udinese - 0000
Forwards
-Marcus Berg17/08/198633Krasnodar - 6000
-John Guidetti15/04/199227Alavés - 1000
-Sebastian Andersson15/07/199128Union Berlin - 2000
-Alexander Isak21/09/199920Real Sociedad - 6300
Coach
-Jan Andersson29/09/196257 - 6000

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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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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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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeSergei Ivanov (RUS)
  • Assistant refereesRoman Usachev (RUS) , Valeri Danchenko (RUS)
  • Fourth officialSergei Lapochkin (RUS)
  • UEFA DelegateEfraim Barak (ISR)
  • UEFA Referee observerHaim Jakov (ISR)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Sergei Ivanov05/06/1984130

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
06/08/2015UEL3QROdds BKIF Elfsborg2-0Skien
19/07/2018UEL1QRBK HäckenFK Liepāja1-2Gothenburg

Last updated 10/10/2019 12:13CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Malta

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group F - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Spain660017318
    Sweden632113811
    Romania631213710
    Norway62311189
    Malta61052133
    Faroe Islands60063200
    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-Sweden
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
    Faroe Islands-Malta
  • Matchday 9 (15/11/2019)
    Spain-Malta
  • Matchday 10 (18/11/2019)
    Malta-Norway

Sweden

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group F - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Spain660017318
    Sweden632113811
    Romania631213710
    Norway62311189
    Malta61052133
    Faroe Islands60063200
    Matchday 1 (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
  • 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
    Olsen, Helander, Granqvist, Augustinsson, S. Larsson (62 Isak), Ekdal (66 Svensson), Berg, Quaison, Krafth, Claesson, Olsson (96 Andersson)
  • Matchday 3 (07/06/2019)
    Sweden 3-0 Malta
    1-0 Quaison 2, 2-0 Claesson 50, 3-0 Isak 81
    Olsen, Lustig, Helander, Augustinsson, Ekdal (77 S. Larsson), Berg (68 Isak), Forsberg, Claesson, Jansson, Olsson, Quaison (85 Guidetti)
  • Matchday 4 (10/06/2019)
    Spain 3-0 Sweden
    1-0 Ramos 64 (P) , 2-0 Morata 85 (P) , 3-0 Oyarzabal 87
    Olsen, Lustig, Helander, Augustinsson, S. Larsson (82 Isak), Ekdal (86 Olsson), Berg, Forsberg, Claesson (27 J. Johansson), Jansson, Quaison
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2019)
    Faroe Islands 0-4 Sweden
    0-1 Isak 12, 0-2 Isak 15, 0-3 Lindelöf 23, 0-4 Quaison 41
    Olsen, Lustig (46 Krafth), Lindelöf, Granqvist, S. Larsson (73 Durmaz), Ekdal (63 Svensson), Berg, Isak, Bengtsson, Olsson, Quaison
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2019)
    Sweden 1-1 Norway
    0-1 Johansen 45, 1-1 Forsberg 60
    Olsen, Lustig, Lindelöf, Granqvist, S. Larsson, Ekdal (84 Svensson), Forsberg, Isak (77 Berg), Bengtsson, Olsson, Quaison (77 Andersson)
  • Matchday 7 (12/10/2019)
    Malta-Sweden
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
    Sweden-Spain
  • Matchday 9 (15/11/2019)
    Romania-Sweden
  • Matchday 10 (18/11/2019)
    Sweden-Faroe Islands

Last updated 10/09/2019 12:50CET

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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