The Malta women’s Under-17 side, led by Frank Schembri, lost 0-2 to Slovenia in the final match from Group 11 of the UEFA Women’s Under-17 Championship qualifiers at the NNC Brdo in Kranj on Sunday.
Ana Milovič put the hosts ahead on the 25th minute and ten minutes later, Vita Žolek doubled the score.
Malta ended its commitments without any points after losing 1-2 to Italy and 1-8 to Finland in the previous two matches. Italy won the tournament thanks to the largest number of goals scored in direct encounters as they finished on level points with Finland and Slovenia on the 5-point mark. In fact, the three teams had defeated Malta but then drew the other two matches.
MALTA Sarah Zarb, Valentina Rapa, Nicole Sciberras, Celeste Grech, Angelique Schembri (80’+1 Demi Magrin), Maia Melaine Debono, Maria Farrugia, Amy Busuttil, Samantha Zarb (67′ Michela Bonello Ghio), Jessica Lee Dimech (79′ Chloe Ann Ellul), Nicole Zammit.
SLOVENIA Zala Meršnik, Kaja Korošec, Ines Sok, Lara Klopčič, Sara Adam (41′ Albina Čizmazija), Ana Milovič, Eva Vodušek, Eva Potočnik, Nina Šmid (50′ Tajda Tušek), Vita Žolek, Neli Hofman (75′ Anja Žvokelj).
Referee: Meitar Shemesh (ISR)