The Malta women’s Under-17 side lost 0-3 to Sweden in a match from Group 2 of the UEFA Women’s Under-17 Championship qualifying round at the Pampeloponnisiako Stadium in Patras, Greece on Thursday.
Emma Engström put Sweden ahead on the 16th minute and Agnes Nyberg doubled the score on the 64th. Malta captain Leanne Cefai was sent off on the 70th minute and two minutes later, Beatrice Persson scored Sweden’s third goal.
Malta faces hosts Greece on Saturday. Greece defeated Montenegro 4-0 in another match on Thursday.
MALTA Patricia Ebejer, Kimberley Borg, Chloe Ann Ellul, Leanne Cefai, Nicole Sciberras, Celeste Jasmine Grech, Maia Melaine Debono (65′ Amy Busuttil), Maria Farrugia, Samantha Zarb, Sarah Urpani (76′ Rohanne Zahra), Michela Felice (72′ Demi Magrin).
SWEDEN Moa Edrud, Moa Similä, Rubi Reid Jansson, Agnes Nyberg, Frida Thörnqvist, Cornelia Kapocs (77′ Elina Lenir), Sara Linnakallio (62′ Beatrice Persson), Emma Engström, Ida Hyttinen, Ebba Ronquist, Julia Welin (63′ Minda Forsblom).
Referee: Ruzanna Petrosyan (ARM)