Narrow defeat for Under-17 side

The Malta Under-17 side lost 1-2 to Norway in the opening match from the UEFA Under-17 Championship Group 9 mini-tournament at the Centenary Stadium on Saturday.

Zymer Bytyqi put Norway ahead after just two minutes and Iver Fossum doubled the score on 28 minutes. Captain Jurgen Degabriele scored a consolation goal for the locals on 42 minutes.

In another match, Portugal defeated Iceland 4-2. On Monday, Malta takes on Portugal, kick-off at 16:00.

MALTA Philip Schranz, Kurt Zammit (66′ Beppe Jaccarini), Karl Micallef, Jurgen Sultana, Dunstan Vella (58′ Andrew Cassar), Axl Xuereb, Jurgen Degabriele, Ian Montanaro, Clive Psaila, Juan Corbalan, Antoine Attard (54′ Glenn Tabone)

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