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worldcup: Croatia - Malta Match press kits

European qualifiers - 2021/22 SeasonMatch press kits

CroatiaCroatiaStadion HNK Rijeka - RijekaTuesday 30 March 2021
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Group H - Matchday 3
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
13/10/2015QR (GS)Malta - Croatia0-1
Ta' QaliPerišić 25
09/09/2014QR (GS)Croatia - Malta2-0
ZagrebModrić 46, Kramarić 81
UEFA EURO 2012
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
02/09/2011QR (GS)Malta - Croatia1-3
Ta' QaliMifsud 38; Vukojević 11, Badelj 32, Lovren 68
17/11/2010QR (GS)Croatia - Malta3-0
ZagrebKranjčar 18, 42, N. Kalinić 81
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/09/2005QR (GS)Malta - Croatia1-1Ta' QaliWellmen 74; Kranjčar 19
30/03/2005QR (GS)Croatia - Malta3-0
ZagrebPršo 24, 35, Tudor 80
UEFA EURO 2000
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
21/08/1999PR (GS)Croatia - Malta2-1
ZagrebStanić 34, Soldo 55; Carabott 60
10/10/1998PR (GS)Malta - Croatia1-4
Ta' QaliSuda 29; D. Šimić 54, Vugrinec 68, 74, Šuker 81
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Croatia44004310----8710194
Malta40134004----8017419

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Squad list Only this chapter

Croatia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Lovre Kalinić03/04/199030Hajduk Split - 0000
-Simon Sluga17/03/199328Luton - 0000
-Dominik Livaković09/01/199526Dinamo Zagreb - 2000
Defenders
-Dejan Lovren05/07/198931Zenit - 2000
-Domagoj Vida29/04/198931Beşiktaş*1000
-Šime Vrsaljko10/01/199229Atlético*2000
-Duje Ćaleta-Car17/09/199624Marseille*1000
-Josip Juranović16/08/199525Legia - 1000
-Borna Barišić10/11/199228Rangers*2000
-Dario Melnjak31/10/199228Rizespor - 0000
-Filip Uremović11/02/199724Rubin - 0000
Midfielders
-Luka Modrić09/09/198535Real Madrid - 2000
-Milan Badelj25/02/198932Genoa - 0000
-Ivan Perišić02/02/198932Internazionale*2000
-Mateo Kovačić06/05/199426Chelsea*2000
-Marcelo Brozović16/11/199228Internazionale*2000
-Mario Pašalić09/02/199526Atalanta - 2100
-Nikola Vlašić04/10/199723CSKA Moskva - 2000
-Kristijan Lovrić01/12/199525HNK Gorica - 0000
Forwards
-Mislav Oršić29/12/199228Dinamo Zagreb - 2000
-Ante Budimir22/07/199129Osasuna*2000
-Josip Brekalo23/06/199822Wolfsburg - 2000
Coach
-Zlatko Dalić26/10/196654 - 2000
Malta - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Henry Bonello13/10/198832Valletta*2000
-Matthew Calleja Cremona14/09/199426Hibernians - 0000
-Jake Galea15/04/199624Sliema - 0000
Defenders
-Andrei Agius12/08/198634Hibernians - 1000
-Steve Borg15/05/198832Gżira - 2000
-Zach Muscat22/08/199327Casa Pia - 0000
-Enrico Pepe12/11/198931Birkirkara - 1000
-Karl Micallef08/09/199624Hamrun - 0000
-Kurt Shaw01/04/199921Sliema - 2000
Midfielders
-Stephen Pisani07/08/199228Gżira - 2000
-Bjorn Kristensen05/04/199327Hibernians - 2000
-Ryan Camenzuli08/09/199426Floriana*2000
-Matthew Guillaumier09/04/199822Birkirkara - 2000
-Jake Grech18/11/199723Hibernians - 1000
-Luke Gambin16/03/199328Newport - 1100
-Nikolai Muscat13/07/199624Gżira - 0000
-Teddy Teuma30/09/199327Union Saint-Gilloise - 2000
Forwards
-Luke Montebello13/08/199525Birkirkara - 1000
-Juan Corbolan03/01/199724Hamrun*1000
-Kyrian Nwoko04/07/199723Valletta - 2000
-Joseph Mbong15/07/199723Hamrun - 2100
-Alexander Satariano25/10/200119Sliema - 2100
-Paul Mbong02/09/200119Birkirkara - 2000
Coach
-Devis Mangia06/06/197446 - 2000

Last updated 31/03/2021 15:03CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeLionel Tschudi (SUI)
  • Assistant refereesSladan Josipović (SUI) , Matthias Sbrissa (SUI)
  • Fourth officialLukas Fähndrich (SUI)
  • UEFA DelegatePaolo Rondelli (SMR)
  • UEFA Referee observerJørn West Larsen (DEN)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Lionel Tschudi20/03/1989014

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

No such matches refereed

Last updated 30/03/2021 15:21CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Croatia

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Russia2200526
    Slovenia2101223
    Croatia2101113
    Slovakia2020222
    Cyprus2011011
    Malta2011351
    Matchday 1 (24/03/2021)
    Slovenia 1-0 Croatia
    1-0 Lovrić 15
    Livaković, Vrsaljko, Barišić (46 Oršić), Perišić, Lovren, Kovačić (82 Pašalić), Kramarić (64 Brekalo), Modrić, Brozović, Vlašić (69 Budimir), Vida
  • Matchday 2 (27/03/2021)
    Croatia 1-0 Cyprus
    1-0 Pašalić 40
    Livaković, Vrsaljko (46 Juranović), Barišić, Perišić (76 Kovačić), Ćaleta-Car, Lovren, Brekalo (66 Vlašić), Modrić, Brozović, Budimir (57 Kramarić), Pašalić (66 Oršić)
  • Matchday 3 (30/03/2021)
    Croatia-Malta
  • Matchday 4 (01/09/2021)
    Russia-Croatia
  • Matchday 5 (04/09/2021)
    Slovakia-Croatia
  • Matchday 6 (07/09/2021)
    Croatia-Slovenia
  • Matchday 7 (08/10/2021)
    Cyprus-Croatia
  • Matchday 8 (11/10/2021)
    Croatia-Slovakia
  • Matchday 9 (11/11/2021)
    Malta-Croatia
  • Matchday 10 (14/11/2021)
    Croatia-Russia

Malta

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (24/03/2021)
    Malta 1-3 Russia
    0-1 Dzyuba 23, 0-2 Mário Fernandes 35, 1-2 J. Mbong 56, 1-3 Sobolev 90
    Bonello, Shaw, Camenzuli (86 Corbolan), S. Borg, Guillaumier, J. Mbong, Montebello (46 Satariano), Agius (88 Nwoko), Teuma, Degabriele (46 P. Mbong), Kristensen (74 S. Pisani)
  • Matchday 2 (27/03/2021)
    Slovakia 2-2 Malta
    0-1 Gambin 16, 0-2 Satariano 20, 1-2 Strelec 49, 2-2 Škriniar 53
    Bonello, Shaw, Camenzuli, S. Borg, Guillaumier, J. Mbong, P. Mbong (68 Nwoko), Pepe, Teuma (91 Kristensen), Gambin (68 J. Grech), Satariano (79 S. Pisani)
  • Matchday 3 (30/03/2021)
    Croatia-Malta
  • Matchday 4 (01/09/2021)
    Malta-Cyprus
  • Matchday 5 (04/09/2021)
    Slovenia-Malta
  • Matchday 6 (07/09/2021)
    Russia-Malta
  • Matchday 7 (08/10/2021)
    Malta-Slovenia
  • Matchday 8 (11/10/2021)
    Cyprus-Malta
  • Matchday 9 (11/11/2021)
    Malta-Croatia
  • Matchday 10 (14/11/2021)
    Malta-Slovakia

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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.