Malta vs Italy European 2024 Qualifying Group C Match To day ,team news,Playing XI, kick-off time
Malta vs Italy Both the losers of the Euro 2024 qualifying defeat against Malta. And defending European champions Italy will meet in Tagali on Sunday.
while the hosts lost 2-1 to Italy’s nemesis in the playoff round. North Macedonian Division Their neighbors lost at home to favorites England in Group C.
After a tense first 45 minutes at the Maradona Stadium in midweek, Italy’s defense of the continental champions didn’t start well. And although Roberto’s team Mancini would fight back to round off England. But they left Naples empty-handed..
Malta vs Italy Kick OFF Time
NAME: Malta – Italy
DATE: 26 Mar 2023
TIME: 18:45 UTC
VENUE: Ta’ Qali National Stadium, Ta’ Qali, Malta
One of the few highlights from an Italian point of view was Mateo’s debut goal. Argentine striker Retegui was called up to the team under his grandparents’ rules despite having never played in Italy before.
With injuries and a lack of energy and confidence after the defeat in the last World Cup qualifying round. Azzuri was a pale shadow. of the team that lifted the European Cup in the summer of 2021.
Although they managed to stay top of the Nations League group which also included England. But they still trail the Three Lions in the race to win Group C and reach next year’s final in style. Avoiding the playoffs at all costs would be on Mancini’s agenda considering the events of the past few years. Hence the minimum requirement of a donkey. Nacional is at least top 2.
Luckily for the former Manchester City manager, his side will have the opportunity to make a quick return to Malta this weekend. In the final leg before the Nations League final in June. which will kick off with a semi-final against Spain
Before losing to England on Thursday, Italy eventually won all of their previous 14 qualifying rounds. And unbeaten in 40 rounds after beating neighbors in the Mediterranean in all 8 qualifying rounds ago They will look to be the first victories of this 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 a disappointing midweek performance from his starting lineup, Roberto Mancini is set to make a number of changes to the Italian squad on Sunday.
The loss of Ciro Immobile, Giacomo Raspadori, and Federico Chiesa through injuries has put Mateo Retegui in the key position to secure Gianluca Scamacchi’s right in front, but Wilfrid Gnonto was able to start after a brief cameo in the Campania set-piece specialist Vincenzo Grifo. Freiburg was among those left out of the squad on Thursday but should rely on Ta’Kali.
Aside from an attacking talent nonexistent in Mancini, the pairing between Inter’s Alessandro Bastoni and Federico Dimarco has been sidelined, while Nicolò Barella and Leonardo Bonucci have returned to their respective clubs through injury.
Meanwhile, in Malta, their new signing Yannick Yangam scored in his first international match earlier this week. And midfielder Birkirkara will hope to earn a promotion to the starting line-up against Italy.
Yancam teammate Enrico Pepe joins Valletta’s Triston Caruana, who missed the game with an injury, but the Falcons came through Tuesday’s game uninjured.
With Michele Marcolini calling a 3-4-1-2 attack formation against North Macedonia and Union Saint-Gilloise star Teddy Theuma backing Alexander Satariano and Paul Mbong’s two-man attacking team, the hosts may be inclined to pick further. Midfielder 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 L
Group C’s Maltese Minnows travel to Skopje on Thursday. And their defeat on day one against North Macedonia left them waiting for the last place.
Although the Napoli players stood for more than an hour, Napoli’s Eldjiv Elmas was deadlocked midway through the second half and conceded again six minutes later. The 167th-ranked nation in FIFA managed only a consolation goal from Yannick Yankham.
After losing his first match as Malta manager since his appointment in December, former Italy Under-18 international Michele Marcolini faces his home country in an even more difficult encounter. old
The Falcons had never reached a major Finals before. Which is not surprising given their status in European games. And in the group that includes Ukraine, They did well despite picking up a few points in the remaining qualifiers.
After being just ahead of San With Marino in the latest Nations League group, optimism has diminished. And Marcolini’s side could face tough times in the coming months., especially on Sunday nights