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worldcup: Malta - Croatia Match press kits

European qualifiers - 2021/22 SeasonMatch press kits

MaltaMaltaNational Stadium - Ta' QaliThursday 11 November 2021
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Group H - Matchday 9
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
30/03/2021QR (GS)Croatia - Malta3-0
RijekaPerišić 62, Modrić 76 (P), Brekalo 90
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
Malta40135005----9018422
Croatia55004310----9810224

Last updated 12/11/2021 14:36CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Malta - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
Qual.FTTeam
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
1Henry Bonello13/10/198833Hamrun*800031-
12Matthew Grech19/02/199625Pembroke Athleta - 0000--
16Jake Galea15/04/199625Balzan - 10003-
Defenders
2Kurt Shaw01/04/199922Sliema*800016-
4Karl Micallef08/09/199625Hamrun - 00004-
5Andrei Agius12/08/198635Hibernians - 2000985
13Enrico Pepe12/11/198931Birkirkara*60007-
15Dunstan Vella27/04/199625Hibernians - 00007-
20Cain Attard10/09/199427Birkirkara - 5200122
Midfielders
3Ryan Camenzuli08/09/199427Floriana - 700019-
6Matthew Guillaumier09/04/199823Hamrun - 3000111
8Jake Grech18/11/199723Hibernians - 400017-
10Stephen Pisani07/08/199229Gżira - 800031-
17Teddy Teuma30/09/199328Union Saint-Gilloise *800016-
19Bjorn Kristensen05/04/199328Hibernians - 300028-
23Tristan Caruana15/09/199130Valletta - 500091
23Portelli Nevin16/09/199922Gżira - 0000--
Forwards
7Joseph Mbong15/07/199724Hamrun - 7200312
9Luke Montebello13/08/199526Birkirkara*600016-
11Paul Mbong02/09/200120Birkirkara*700011-
14Alexander Satariano25/10/200120Frosinone - 7100121
18Jurgen Degabriele10/10/199625Hibernians - 3100113
21Shaun Dimech08/08/200120Valletta - 5000112
Coach
-Devis Mangia06/06/197447*800017-
Croatia - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
Qual.FTTeam
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
1Dominik Livaković09/01/199526Dinamo Zagreb - 600028-
12Ivo Grbić18/01/199625LOSC - 0000--
23Simon Sluga17/03/199328Luton - 00003-
Defenders
2Josip Stanišić02/04/200021Bayern*20002-
3Borna Sosa21/01/199823Stuttgart - 30003-
5Duje Ćaleta-Car17/09/199625Marseille*500019-
6Dejan Lovren05/07/198932Zenit - 5000684
20Joško Gvardiol23/01/200219Leipzig - 210071
21Domagoj Vida29/04/198932Beşiktaş - 5000954
22Josip Juranović16/08/199526Celtic - 500013-
Midfielders
4Ivan Perišić02/02/198932Inter*820010931
8Luka Sučić08/09/200219Salzburg - 10001-
10Luka Modrić09/09/198536Real Madrid - 520014319
11Marcelo Brozović16/11/199228Inter*7100687
13Nikola Vlašić04/10/199724West Ham*8100317
15Mario Pašalić09/02/199526Atalanta - 8200325
16Kristijan Jakić14/05/199724Frankfurt - 10001-
17Luka Ivanušec26/11/199822Dinamo Zagreb - 5000101
18Mislav Oršić29/12/199228Dinamo Zagreb - 6000131
19Lovro Majer17/01/199823Rennes - 10002-
Forwards
7Bruno Petković16/09/199427Dinamo Zagreb - 0000196
9Andrej Kramarić19/06/199130Hoffenheim - 71006315
14Marko Livaja26/08/199328Hajduk Split - 520092
Coach
-Zlatko Dalić26/10/196655 - 800052-

Last updated 13/11/2021 13:40CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeDeniz Aytekin (GER)
  • Assistant refereesChristian Dietz (GER) , Dominik Schaal (GER)
  • Video Assistant RefereeChristian Dingert (GER)
  • Fourth officialFlorian Badstübner (GER)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeGünter Perl (GER)
  • UEFA DelegateDuncan Fraser (SCO)
  • UEFA Referee observerLaurent Duhamel (FRA)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Deniz Aytekin21/07/1978970

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
21/07/2011UEL2QRRNK SplitNK Domžale3-1Dugopolje
17/08/2017UELPONK OsijekFK Austria Wien1-2Osijek
14/03/2019UELR16SL BenficaGNK Dinamo Zagreb3-0Lisbon
06/06/2021FRIE.R1BelgiumCroatia1-0Brussels

Last updated 12/11/2021 14:35CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Malta

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Russia861113519
    Croatia852113317
    Slovakia82429810
    Slovenia83149910
    Malta81258175
    Cyprus81253135
    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 3-0 Malta
    1-0 Perišić 62, 2-0 Modrić 76 (P) , 3-0 Brekalo 90
    Bonello, Shaw, Camenzuli, S. Borg (67 Z. Muscat), Guillaumier, J. Mbong (67 Corbolan), S. Pisani (62 J. Grech), Pepe, Teuma, Kristensen (81 Gambin), Satariano (46 Nwoko)
  • Matchday 4 (01/09/2021)
    Malta 3-0 Cyprus
    1-0 Attard 44, 2-0 J. Mbong 46, 3-0 Attard 54
    Bonello, Shaw (59 Z. Muscat), Camenzuli, S. Borg, J. Mbong (59 Dimech), Montebello (70 Satariano), S. Pisani, P. Mbong (70 J. Grech), Pepe, Teuma (85 Caruana), Attard
  • Matchday 5 (04/09/2021)
    Slovenia 1-0 Malta
    1-0 Lovrić 44 (P)
    Bonello, Shaw, J. Mbong (73 Gambin), Pepe, Corbolan (46 Camenzuli), Teuma, Attard, Satariano (58 Montebello), Dimech (58 P. Mbong), Z. Muscat, Caruana (79 S. Pisani)
  • Matchday 6 (07/09/2021)
    Russia 2-0 Malta
    1-0 Smolov 10, 2-0 Z. Bakaev 84 (P)
    Bonello, Camenzuli, S. Borg, Agius (86 Shaw), J. Mbong, Montebello (66 Satariano), S. Pisani (66 Caruana), P. Mbong, Teuma (86 Muscat), Attard (75 Dimech), Z. Muscat
  • Matchday 7 (08/10/2021)
    Malta 0-4 Slovenia
    0-1 Iličić 27, 0-2 Šporar 49, 0-3 Iličić 60, 0-4 Šeško 67
    Bonello, Shaw, J. Mbong (68 Magri Overend), Montebello (80 Degabriele), S. Pisani (68 Caruana), P. Mbong (57 Satariano), Pepe, Teuma, Attard, Dimech (57 Gambin), Z. Muscat
  • Matchday 8 (11/10/2021)
    Cyprus 2-2 Malta
    1-0 Papoulis 7, 1-1 Z. Muscat 53, 2-1 Sotiriou 80, 2-2 Degabriele 90+8
    Bonello (82 Galea), Camenzuli, S. Borg (57 Shaw), J. Grech (70 Degabriele), Montebello, P. Mbong (70 Dimech), Pepe, Teuma, Attard, Z. Muscat, Caruana (46 S. Pisani)
  • Matchday 9 (11/11/2021)
    Malta-Croatia
  • Matchday 10 (14/11/2021)
    Malta-Slovakia

Croatia

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    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 3-0 Malta
    1-0 Perišić 62, 2-0 Modrić 76 (P) , 3-0 Brekalo 90
    Livaković, Ćaleta-Car, Kovačić, Vlašić, Budimir (54 Perišić), Pašalić (54 Brekalo), Oršić (78 Lovrić), Badelj (54 Modrić), Juranović, Vida, Melnjak (57 Barišić)
  • Matchday 4 (01/09/2021)
    Russia 0-0 Croatia
    Livaković, Perišić (75 Livaja), Ćaleta-Car (84 Škorić), Lovren, Kovačić, Kramarić (74 Oršić), Vlašić, Brozović, Pašalić (70 Ivanušec), Sosa, Juranović
  • Matchday 5 (04/09/2021)
    Slovakia 0-1 Croatia
    0-1 Brozović 86
    Ivušić, Lovren, Ivanušec (55 Perišić), Kovačić (84 Majer), Vlašić (55 Pašalić), Brozović, Oršić (62 Kramarić), Čolak (55 Livaja), Sosa, Vida, Juranović
  • Matchday 6 (07/09/2021)
    Croatia 3-0 Slovenia
    1-0 Livaja 33, 2-0 Pašalić 66, 3-0 Vlašić 90+4
    Ivušić, Barišić, Perišić (86 Čolak), Lovren (77 Ćaleta-Car), Kovačić (76 Ivanušec), Kramarić (76 Oršić), Brozović, Livaja (58 Vlašić), Pašalić, Vida, Juranović
  • Matchday 7 (08/10/2021)
    Cyprus 0-3 Croatia
    0-1 Perišić 45+2, 0-2 Gvardiol 80, 0-3 Livaja 90+2
    Livaković, Perišić, Ćaleta-Car, Stanišić, Kovačić (63 Pašalić), Kramarić (68 Livaja), Modrić (84 Ivanušec), Brozović (84 Jakić), Vlašić (68 Brekalo), Sosa, Gvardiol
  • Matchday 8 (11/10/2021)
    Croatia 2-2 Slovakia
    0-1 Schranz 20, 1-1 Kramarić 25, 1-2 Haraslín 45, 2-2 Modrić 71
    Livaković, Barišić, Perišić, Stanišić (67 Livaja), Kramarić (85 Sučić), Modrić, Brozović, Pašalić (60 Brekalo), Ivanušec (46 Vlašić), Gvardiol, Vida
  • Matchday 9 (11/11/2021)
    Malta-Croatia
  • Matchday 10 (14/11/2021)
    Croatia-Russia

Last updated 13/11/2021 16:47CET

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
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