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Group F - Matchday 9
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/10/2016QR (GS)Lithuania - Malta2-0
VilniusČernych 76, Novikovas 84 (P)
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Malta----1001----411247
Lithuania1100--------421174

Last updated 15/09/2017 11:36CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Malta - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Andrew Hogg02/03/198532Hibernians*8000
-Henry Bonello13/10/198828Valletta - 0000
-Steve Sultana07/09/199027Hamrun - 0000
Defenders
-Ryan Camilleri22/05/198829Valletta*5000
-Andrei Agius12/08/198631Hibernians - 7000
-Steve Borg15/05/198829Valletta*7000
-Joseph Zerafa31/05/198829Valletta*6000
-Samuel Magri30/03/199423Ebbsfleet United - 5000
-Cain Attard10/09/199423Birkirkara - 1000
Midfielders
-Paul Fenech20/12/198630Balzan*6000
-Clayton Failla08/01/198631Hibernians*1000
-Clyde Borg20/03/199225Floriana - 0000
-Zach Muscat22/08/199324Arezzo*7000
-Daniel Zerafa08/04/199423Hamrun - 0000
-Johan Bezzina30/05/199423Hibernians - 0000
-Luke Gambin16/03/199324Luton - 5000
Forwards
-André Schembri27/05/198631Apollon - 8000
-Stephen Pisani07/08/199225Floriana*4000
-Siraj Arab25/03/199423Hamrun - 0000
-Alfred Effiong29/11/198432Balzan - 5100
-Lydon Micallef16/05/199225Hamrun - 0000
Coach
-Pietro Ghedin21/11/195264 - 8000
Lithuania - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Vytautas Černiauskas12/03/198928CSKA Sofia - 0000
-Ernestas Šetkus25/05/198532H. Haifa - 7000
-Emilijus Zubas10/07/199027Bnei Yehuda - 1000
Defenders
-Tomas Mikuckis13/01/198334Tom - 1000
-Tadas Kijanskas06/09/198532Brno - 4000
-Georgas Freidgeimas10/08/198730Okzhetpes - 5000
-Vytautas Andriuškevičius08/10/199026Portland Timbers - 3000
-Valdemar Borovskij02/05/198433Trakai - 3000
-Egidijus Vaitkūnas08/08/198829Žalgiris*7000
-Edvinas Girdvainis17/01/199324Tom - 4000
-Vaidas Šilėnas16/07/198532Trakai - 0000
-Fiodor Černych21/05/199126Jagiellonia*8300
Midfielders
-Marius Papšys13/05/198928Sepsi Sfantu Gheorghe - 0000
-Arvydas Novikovas18/12/199026Jagiellonia - 8200
-Artūras Žulpa10/06/199027Tobol - 6000
-Mantas Kuklys10/06/198730Žalgiris*8000
-Karolis Chvedukas21/04/199126Sūduva*4000
-Ovidijus Verbickas04/07/199324Sūduva - 2000
-Vykintas Slivka29/04/199522Hibernian*8100
Forwards
-Nerijus Valskis04/08/198730Bnei Yehuda - 7000
-Deivydas Matulevičius08/04/198928Hibernian - 5000
-Lukas Spalvis27/07/199423Kaiserslautern - 2000
Coach
-Edgaras Jankauskas12/03/197542 - 8000

Last updated 05/10/2017 12:08CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Pietro Ghedin

Date of birth: 21 November 1952
Nationality: Italian
Playing career:
ACF Fiorentina, SS Lazio, AC Venezia, Calcio Catania, Pescara Calcio, AC Pistoiese, AC Siena
Coaching career: Italy Under-18, Malta U21, Malta (twice), Italy (assistant), Italy women

• Defender Ghedin played in Serie A with Fiorentina and Lazio, joining the latter immediately after the capital side had won their first-ever Scudetto in 1974 and remaining at the Stadio Olimpico until 1981. He played out his career in the lower divisions.

• Ghedin became an Italian Football Federation (FIGC) coach in 1987, leading the country's U18s and becoming senior national team scout ahead of the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy.

• He served as the Azzurri goalkeeping coach for the Olympic Games of 1992 and 1996. Additionally, while still under contract with the FIGC, he also coached the Malta national side at both U21 and senior level between 1992 and 1995.

• Appointed assistant to Italy coach Cesare Maldini during the 1998 World Cup, Ghedin remained in that role under Dino Zoff at UEFA EURO 2000 and Giovanni Trapattoni at the 2002 World Cup.

• Ghedin became Italy's senior women's coach in 2005, guiding them to the UEFA Women's EURO 2009 quarter-finals, before leaving in 2012 to return to the Malta helm.

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Edgaras Jankauskas

Date of birth: 12 March 1975
Nationality: Lithuanian
Playing career: FK Žalgiris Vilnius, PFC CSKA Moskva, FC Torpedo Moskva, Club Brugge KV, Real Sociedad de Fútbol, SL Benfica, FC Porto, OGC Nice, Heart of Midlothian FC, AEK Larnaca FC, Os Belenenses, Skonto FC, New England Revolution, FC Fakel Voronezh.
Coaching career: FC Lokomotiv Moskva (assistant), Heart of Midlothian FC (assistant), FK Trakai, Lithuania

• A hard-working target man, Jankauskas began his career at local club Žalgiris before moving to Russia to play for CSKA and Torpedo. Lifted the league title in Belgium in his first season with Club Brugge.

• Became Lithuania's most expensive player when signing for Real Sociedad for a reported €2.3m in 2001; then shone on loan at Benfica, yet joined their Portuguese Liga rivals Porto in 2003 and was part of the team that won the UEFA Cup and UEFA Champions League under José Mourinho (though he did not play in either final).

• Later played in France, Scotland, Cyprus, Latvia and the United States, and represented Lithuania regularly for over 13 years, earning 56 caps and scoring ten goals.

• Helped out José Couceiro during his spell as Lithuania boss (2008–10) and gathered more experience as assistant coach of Lokomotiv and Hearts; given sole command of Lithuanian side Trakai in 2014, he was subsequently named Lithuania boss at the start of 2016.

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeZaven Hovhannisyan (ARM)
  • Assistant refereesMesrop Ghazaryan (ARM) , Vanik Simonyan (ARM)
  • Fourth officialSuren Baliyan (ARM)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerPatrick Wattebled (FRA)
  • Referee observerLuc Wilmes (LUX)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Zaven Hovhannisyan31/07/1980016

FIFA Wold Cup matches involving teams from 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
11/06/2015U21QRMoldovaMalta0-0Chisinau

Last updated 03/10/2017 11:30CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

The Week of Football concept enables fans around the world to enjoy the very best action from the European Qualifiers – which will determine UEFA's representatives at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup comprises nine groups of six teams, with matches played on a home-and-away basis.

Qualifying takes place under the 'Week of Football' concept, introduced ahead of the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaign, in which games are spread out from Thursday to Tuesday, shining the spotlight on more teams on the road to the finals in Russia. Moreover, thanks to the Week of Football, at least 43% of matches will be played on weekends, giving fans a better chance to follow the action on television, in the stadiums and on UEFA.com.

Kick-off times will be set mainly at 18:00CET and 20:45CET on Saturdays and Sundays and at 20:45CET for Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays. In double-header matchweeks, sides will play on Thursday/Sunday, Friday/Monday or Saturday/Tuesday. Each day of the Week of Football will feature eight to ten games.

The nine group winners will qualify directly for the final tournament. The eight best runners-up will contest play-offs to decide the last four qualifiers for the finals.

The 13 qualifiers then join hosts Russia in the finals to make it 14 UEFA member associations represented.

How qualification works

The other confederations have the following qualifying berths:

Africa: 5
Asia: 4.5
North and Central America and Caribbean: 3.5
Oceania: 0.5
South America: 4.5

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Malta

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group F - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    England862016320
    Slovakia850314615
    Slovenia842210414
    Scotland8422141014
    Lithuania81256185
    Malta80082210
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Malta 1-5 Scotland
    0-1 Snodgrass 10, 1-1 Effiong 14, 1-2 C. Martin 53, 1-3 Snodgrass 61 (P) , 1-4 S. Fletcher 78, 1-5 Snodgrass 85
    Hogg, Caruana, J. Zerafa, Sciberras, Agius, P. Fenech, Gambin, Schembri (66 Briffa), S. Borg, Scicluna (79 R. Camilleri), Effiong (89 Mifsud)
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    England 2-0 Malta
    1-0 Sturridge 29, 2-0 Alli 38
    Hogg, Sciberras, Agius, S. Borg, P. Fenech, Schembri (86 R. Muscat), R. Camilleri, Kristensen, Effiong (76 Mifsud), Z. Muscat, A. Muscat
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Lithuania 2-0 Malta
    1-0 Černych 76, 2-0 Novikovas 84 (P)
    Hogg, Caruana, J. Zerafa, Sciberras, Agius, S. Borg, P. Fenech (85 S. Pisani), Mifsud, Schembri (83 R. Muscat), Kristensen (80 Effiong), Z. Muscat
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    Malta 0-1 Slovenia
    0-1 Verbič 47
    Hogg, Magri, J. Zerafa, Sciberras, Agius, Mifsud (77 J.P. Farrugia), Gambin, R. Muscat, Schembri, R. Camilleri (68 S. Borg), Z. Muscat
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    Malta 1-3 Slovakia
    0-1 Weiss 2, 1-1 J.P. Farrugia 14, 1-2 Greguš 41, 1-3 Nemec 84
    Hogg, Magri, Sciberras, P. Fenech, Schembri (91 Montebello), Gambin (73 Kristensen), J.P. Farrugia, R. Camilleri (81 Baldacchino), J. Zerafa, Z. Muscat, Attard
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
    Slovenia 2-0 Malta
    1-0 Iličić 45+2, 2-0 Novakovič 84
    Hogg, S. Borg (89 Magri), Agius, R. Fenech, Failla, Schembri (62 Mifsud), Kristensen (46 Gambin), Effiong, Z. Muscat, S. Pisani, A. Muscat
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
    Malta 0-4 England
    0-1 Kane 53, 0-2 Bertrand 86, 0-3 Welbeck 90+1, 0-4 Kane 90+2
    Hogg, Magri, S. Borg, Agius, R. Fenech (83 P. Fenech), Schembri (86 Mifsud), Z. Muscat, J.P. Farrugia, Kristensen, J. Zerafa (75 R. Camilleri), S. Pisani
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
    Scotland 2-0 Malta
    1-0 Berra 9, 2-0 Griffiths 49
    Hogg, Magri, S. Borg (86 A. Muscat), Agius, R. Fenech, Schembri (71 Gambin), Z. Muscat, Kristensen (85 P. Fenech), J. Zerafa, Effiong, S. Pisani
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    Malta-Lithuania
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Slovakia-Malta

Lithuania

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Lithuania 2-2 Slovenia
    1-0 Černych 32, 2-0 Slivka 34, 2-1 Krhin 77, 2-2 Cesar 90+3
    Šetkus, Freidgeimas, Girdvainis, Slavickas, Vaitkūnas, Novikovas, Slivka (79 Chvedukas), Kuklys, Žulpa, Valskis (85 Matulevičius), Černych (70 Grigaravičius)
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Scotland 1-1 Lithuania
    0-1 Černych 59, 1-1 McArthur 89
    Šetkus, Freidgeimas, Girdvainis, Vaitkūnas, Novikovas, Slivka, Slavickas (64 Andriuškevičius), Kuklys, Žulpa (65 Chvedukas), Valskis (85 Grigaravičius), Černych
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Lithuania 2-0 Malta
    1-0 Černych 76, 2-0 Novikovas 84 (P)
    Šetkus, Freidgeimas, Mikuckis, Vaitkūnas, Novikovas (87 Grigaravičius), Slivka, Kuklys (79 Chvedukas), Žulpa, Valskis (62 Matulevičius), Černych, Andriuškevičius
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    Slovakia 4-0 Lithuania
    1-0 Nemec 12, 2-0 Kucka 15, 3-0 Škrtel 36, 4-0 Hamšík 86
    Šetkus, Freidgeimas, Girdvainis, Vaitkūnas, Žulpa (33 Chvedukas), Novikovas, Slivka, Kuklys, Valskis (87 Ruzgis), Černych, Andriuškevičius
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    England 2-0 Lithuania
    1-0 Defoe 22, 2-0 Vardy 66
    Šetkus, Klimavičius, Slavickas, Kijanskas, Vaitkūnas, Žulpa, Novikovas (54 Grigaravičius), Slivka (87 Paulius), Kuklys, Valskis (74 Matulevičius), Černych
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
    Lithuania 1-2 Slovakia
    0-1 Weiss 32, 0-2 Hamšík 58, 1-2 Novikovas 90+3
    Zubas, Klimavičius, Kijanskas, Slavickas, Šernas, Novikovas, Slivka (75 Dapkus), Kuklys, Valskis (72 Matulevičius), Borovskij, Černych
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
    Lithuania 0-3 Scotland
    0-1 Armstrong 25, 0-2 Robertson 30, 0-3 McArthur 72
    Šetkus, Freidgeimas, Kijanskas, Vaitkūnas, Šernas (82 Matulevičius), Novikovas, Slivka (79 Verbickas), Kuklys, Žulpa (68 Spalvis), Borovskij, Černych
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
    Slovenia 4-0 Lithuania
    1-0 Iličić 25 (P) , 2-0 Iličić 61 (P) , 3-0 Verbič 82, 4-0 Birsa 90
    Šetkus, Klimavičius, Kijanskas (79 Girdvainis), Valskis (65 Spalvis), Vaitkūnas, Šernas (80 Verbickas), Novikovas, Slivka, Kuklys, Borovskij, Černych
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    Malta-Lithuania
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Lithuania-England

Last updated 15/09/2017 11:37CET

Legend

Competitions

Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

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

Statistics

  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • 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.