Malta vs Italy Both lost in the opening match of the Euro 2024 qualifiers, Malta and European champions Italy will meet in Tagala on Sunday. while the hosts lost 2-1 to world runners-up Italy in North Macedonia. Their neighbors lost at home to favored England in Group C.

After the first 45 minutes at Stadio Maradona midweek. The defending champions of the Italian continent got off to a terrible start. And although Roberto Mancini’s men struggled to press the British closer. But they left Naples empty-handed.

Malta vs Italy

Malta vs Italy Kick OFF Time


Event details:
NAME: Malta – Italy
DATE: 26 Mar 2023
TIME: 18:45 UTC
VENUE: Ta’ Qali National Stadium, Ta’ Qali, Malta


From an Italian point of view, one of the few highlights was the scoring debut of Argentinian-born striker Mateo Retegua, who was called up by the infamous “grandparents’ rule” although never played in Italy before.

blighted by injury and lacked both energy and confidence after losing in the final qualifying round of the World Cup. The Azzuri turned out to be a pale shadow of the team that lifted the European trophy in the summer of 2021.

Although they were able to hold onto the top of the League of Nations group. This also includes England – at the time. But they surpassed the Three Lions in the race to win Group C and progress to next year’s final in style. Avoiding the playoffs at all costs would be one of Mancini’s priorities given the events of the past few years. So getting at least second place is the minimum requirement for La Nazionale.

Fortunately for the former Manchester City boss, his team will have the option of a quick return to Malta this weekend. in the final game Before June’s Nations League final kicked off with a semi-final against Spain.

Before the last one went to England on Thursday. Italy has won all of its last 14 qualifying matches. Undefeated in 40 games, they also beat their Mediterranean neighbors in all eight of their previous qualifying matches. They are expected to break records with their first win of the campaign.




Malta vs Italy Playing XI


Malta possible starting lineup: Bonello; Attard, S. Borg, Apap; J. Mbong, Kristensen, Guillaumier, Yankam, Camenzuli; Teuma; Satariano

Italy possible starting lineup: Donnarumma; Darmian, Scalvini, Romagnoli, Spinazzola; Cristante, Verratti, Tonali; Politano, Retegui, Gnonto



In response to the disappointing midweek performance of his starting eleven, Roberto Mancini will make several changes to the Italian squad on Sunday.

The loss of Ciro Immobile, Giacomo Raspadori, and Federico Chiesa to injury put Mateo Retegui in a key position to stop Gianluca Scamacca’s claims up front, but Wilfried Gnonto could be in the starting line-up after scoring a short goal in Vincenzo Grifo’s campaign. Set-piece specialists are among those completely excluded from Thursday’s squad. But expect a game of Ta’Qali.

Apart from the offensive talent that Mancini doesn’t have. Interpairs Alessandro Bastoni and Federico DiMarco are also out, while Nicolo Barella and Leonardo Bonucci have returned to their clubs through injury

Malta, meanwhile, saw their new boy Yannick Yankam score in his first international appearance earlier this week, with the Birkirkara midfielder hoping to make the starting line-up against Italy.

Enrico Pepe, Yancam’s club mate Missed due to injury but Valletta’s Tristan Carouana was fit. However, the Falcons survived Tuesday’s match unscathed.

After Michel Marcolini set up a 3-4-1-2 against North Macedonia with Union star Teddy Teuma Saint-Guillois supporting Alexander’s two attacking squads, the hosts, Satariano and Paul Embong, may be more likely to pick up add-ons. Helper on Sunday




Malta vs Italy Last Match Result


Malta form (all competitions):W L L D L L


Italy form (all competitions): L W W W L




Group C Malta traveled to Skopje on Thursday, and an opening-day defeat to North Sidonia has left them hoping for last place.

Despite an hour-long break, Napoli’s Eljiv Elmas broke the deadlock midway through the second half. and after conceding another goal six minutes later, the 167th-ranked FIFA country could only respond with a consolation goal from Yannick Yankham.

After losing his first match as Malta’s head coach after being appointed in December, former Italy U18 international Michele Marcolini will face his homeland at the 2017/18 World Cup. An even more difficult encounter

The Falcons had never reached a major final before. No wonder they are famous in the European game. and in a group that also includes Ukraine They could be as good as a few points in the rest of the qualifiers.

After he overtook San Along with Marino in the final group of the Nations League, the optimism faded. And Marcolini’s team could face serious problems in the coming months. Especially on Sunday evenings.


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