Malta women's football team hoping for points against Northern Ireland

The upcoming match against Northern Ireland marks the final home game for the Malta women’s national team in the current European Qualifiers cycle.

In Group B3, the team has only managed to secure one point so far, from a draw against their upcoming opponent. Despite facing defeats against Portugal at home and in both double-header matches against Bosnia-Herzegovina, head coach Manuela Tesse will stick to her tactical approach with some minor adjustments in the squad selection. This includes the return of experienced player Emma Xuereb, who has recovered from a long injury, and the debut of promising youngster Lexine Farrugia, currently playing for Sampdoria.

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Coach Tesse has been focusing on improving the team’s physical and mental strength in the weeks leading up to the game, in order to overcome the disappointment of the previous matches against Bosnia-Herzegovina and to perform better against stronger opponents.

Looking ahead to Friday’s game, Tesse hopes for a strong performance, quality football, and a positive result. The team will also honour player Stephania Farrugia for her 100th cap before the match. Following Friday’s game, the team will travel to Leiria, Portugal for their final match in the qualifiers.

The European Qualifier match against Northern Ireland will take place tomorrow at the Centenary Stadium in Ta’ Qali, with a kick-off at 19:30.

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