Malta’s International Women’s Football team ended their qualification phase for the FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifiers with a 2-0 win over Montenegro.
Maria Farrugia and captain Emma Lipman scored one first-half goal each, with the latter’s score being the first one for her country. Sealing a victory for coach Mark Gatt during his final game in charge of the team, the Maltese team finished their campaign with 7 points.
This is their best record in the new format of this competition. Despite a Montenegro ferociously playing to earn their remaining points, Malta still held off the team and come out on top at the end.
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The Maltese team could have scored more goals as they mounted pressure throughout the whole match, meaning that despite not increasing their already great goal-count, their performance was stellar nonetheless.
The victory was praised by many, including Energy Minister Miriam Dalli who shared an appreciation post of the team, saying that they are making all of Malta very proud. And we couldn’t agree more!