The Malta Under-19 side lost 0-2 to Scotland Under-17 in a friendly match at the MFA Training Grounds on Monday.
Scotland took the lead after just three minutes through Lee Erwin and Islam Feruz doubled the score early in the second half when he converted a penalty.
Another friendly match between the two teams will be played on Wednesday at 18:30.
MALTA: Carlos Dimech, Sacha Borg, Christian Grech, Keith Tanti, John Debono, Ayrton Azzopardi, Lee Galea, Michael Camilleri, Ryan Scicluna, Bjorn Kristensen, Larson Mallia.
Subs: Karl Magri, Steve Agius, Zach Muscat, Ian Xuereb, Ryan Dalli, Dylan Micallef, Matteo Desira Buttigieg.