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Malta Bags First-Ever World Cup Qualifiers Home Win On Historic Night



Malta’s dominant 3-0 win against Cyprus was the first home World Cup Qualifiers win for the Maltese national team since the first match in 1971.


Malta’s first-ever World Cup qualifiers home game was played in 1971, against Hungary, on that day the local side had lost 2-0. Malta has won two other World Cup qualifiers in its history and both were away wins. In 1993 against Estonia and against Armenia in 2013. Both 1-0 wins


Goals from Cain Attard in the 43rd and 54th minute and a header from Joseph Mbong in the 46th minute ensured Malta came out on top on a historic night.


In addition, yesterday was the first international match with fans in the stadium following an 18-month absence due to COVID-19 restrictions and in attendance was UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, who was in Malta to unveil new training grounds at Ta’ Qali.

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