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.