UEFA Under-21 Championship: Tough draw for Malta

Malta was drawn in Group 7 of the UEFA Under-21 Championship 2013/15 together with Sweden, Turkey, Greece and Poland. The draws were held in Nyon on Thursday.

Group stage matches can get under way from 22 March, as the contestants bid to join hosts the Czech Republic in the finals. The ten group winners and the four best runners-up will advance to the play-offs to determine the seven sides destined for the finals in the Czech Republic in June 2015.

2013–15 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying draw
Group 1: England, Wales, Finland, Moldova, Lithuania, San Marino
Group 2: Russia, Denmark, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Estonia, Andorra
Group 3: Netherlands, Scotland, Slovakia, Georgia, Luxembourg
Group 4: Spain, Austria, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania
Group 5: Switzerland, Ukraine, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein
Group 6: Germany, Romania, Montenegro, Republic of Ireland, Faroe Islands
Group 7: Sweden, Turkey, Greece, Poland, Malta
Group 8: Israel, Portugal, Norway, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Azerbaijan
Group 9: Italy, Serbia, Belgium, Cyprus, Northern Ireland
Group 10: France, Belarus, Armenia, Iceland, Kazakhstan

Fixtures for each group, including that of Malta, will be scheduled after consultation among the participating teams in the next few weeks.

Present for the draws were the Malta Under-21 coach Ray Farrugia, Under-21 national team secretary Rodney Pisani and the MFA Vice-President Alex Manfre.