6 February 2013

584: 6 February 2013

Wednesday, 6th February 2013. KO: 19:30 (local) / 19:30 (UK)
MALTA (MLT) 0 - 0 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) (H/T 0-0)

Venue: Ta' Qali National Stadium, Valletta
Attendance: c.1,500
Referee: Nikolay Yordanov (BUL)
Assistant Referees: Diyan Valkov (BUL), Martin Margaritov (BUL)
Fourth Officials: Mario Sant Alan (MLT)

NORTHERN IRELAND: (4-2-3-1) (all black)
Manager: Michael O'Neill (Game 8. Won 0, Drew 3, Lost 5)
Captain: Steven Davis (Game 10. Won 0, Drew 5, Lost 5)
Mannus; Hughes, McAuley, J Evans [Cathcart 46], Lafferty, McGinn, Bruce [McCourt 72], Brunt, Ferguson [McKay 63], Davis, Grigg [Magennis 86]
Unused Subs: Doherty (gk), Carson, Shiels, Evans, McGurk

MALTA: (white shirts, red shorts, white socks)
Head Coach: Pietro Ghedin
Captain: Michael Mifsud
Hogg; Alex Muscat, Andrei Agius [Camilleri 46], Dimech, Herrera, Sciberras, Clayton Failla, Paul Fenech, Mifsud [Terence Vella 90], Cohen, Schembri [Bajada 90+1]
Unused Subs: Haber (gk), Zerafa, Borg, Fenech.

Pre-Match:
Northern Ireland Squad: (IrishFA)
Goalkeepers: Carroll (Olympiacos), Mannus (St Johnstone), Carson (Bury), Doherty* (Derry City)
Defenders: Hughes (Fulham), J Evans (Manchester United), McGivern (Manchester City - loan at Hibernian), Cathcart (Blackpool), McAuley (West Brom), Lafferty (Burnley), Bruce (Hull City), Hodson* (Watford, loan at Brentford)
Midfielders: Davis (Southampton), Norwood (Huddersfield), C Evans (Hull City), McGinn (Aberdeen), Brunt (West Brom), Ferguson (Newcastle United), McLaughlin (Liverpool), J Carson* (Ipswich Town)
Forwards: Shiels (Rangers), Ward (Derby County), Grigg (Walsall), McKay (Inverness CT), McCourt (Celtic), McGurk (Tranmere), Magennis* (Aberdeen)
Player withdrawn injured; * late call-up.
Malta Squad: (MaltaFA)
Goalkeepers: J. Haber (Birkirkara), A. Hogg (Enosis).

Defenders: A. Agius (Latina), J. Borg (Balzan), R. Camilleri (Hibs), L. Dimech (Valletta), C. Failla (Hibs), A. Muscat (Sliema), J. Zerafa (Birkirkara).
Midfielders: S. Bajada (Sliema), P. Fenech (Birkirkara), E. Herrera (Birkirkara), G. Sciberras (Birkirkara).
Forwards: D. Bogdanovic (Valletta), A. Cohen (Hibs), M. Mifsud (Valletta), A. Schembri (Omonia Nicosia), T. Vella (─Žamrun Spartans).

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