Malta lost 2-1 to Algeria in a match from the second phase of the 1st Mediterranean Futsal Cup which is being held in Libya.
John Cutajar put Malta ahead on the 9th but the Algerian side turned the score in their favour with goals on the 16th and 19th minute despite a five-star performance by Malta goalkeeper Matthew Mifsud.
Malta now plays Syria on Monday. Syria had placed fourh in Group A and lost 14-9 to Turkey on Saturday.
MALTA: Matthew Mifsud, John Cutajar, Chris Brincat, Jeanbert Gatt, Nicola Del Re, Melvin Borg, Michael Ellul, David Smith, Carlo Scicluna, Bjorn Vassallo, Alan Galea, Xavier Saliba.