Malta lost 0-3 to host Netherlands in a match from Group 4 of the UEFA Under-19 qualifying round mini-tournament at the Sportpark Juliana in ‘s-Gravenzande on Thursday.
Ferdi Kadioglu scored twice in a minute between the 24th and 25th to give the Netherlands a two-goal lead with Joël Piroe converting a penalty three minutes from time.
Malta will be in action once again on Saturday against Slovenia.
NETHERLANDS Mike Van De Meulenhof, Navajo Bakboord, Perr Schuurs, Armando Obispo, Owen Wijndal, Tommie Van De Looi, Che Nunnely (67′ Justin Lonwijk), Deroy D’Encarnacao Duarte (84′ Dylan Vente), Joël Piroe, Ferdi Kadioglu, Donyell Malen (67′ Zakaria Aboukhlal)
MALTA Duncan Formosa, Zachary Grech, Svein Bartolo, Gary Camilleri, Dejan Debono, Romario Camilleri (46′ Jan Busuttil), Andrea Borg, Omar Elouni (60′ Jurgen Grech), Shaun Dimech, Mark Fenech, Marcus Grima (82′ Ayrton Attard).
Referee: Jørgen Burchardt (DEN)