The Malta Under-19 side led by coach David Nascimento suffered a third defeat in Group 6 of the UEFA Under-19 Championship Qualifying Round, losing 0-1 to Iceland at the Hibernians Stadium on Sunday.
Iceland captain Albert Guðmundsson scored the all-important goal five minutes from time when he converted a penalty awarded by referee Tihomir Pejin after Gunnarsson was fouled in the penalty area by Buckle.
Malta therefore ended its commitments without any points. Israel won the tournament after a goalless draw with Denmark in the other game on Sunday. Iceland placed third.
MALTA Jamie Azzopardi, Daniel Buckle, Jean Borg, Nicholas Pulis, Connor Zammit, Matthew Guillaumier, Aidan Friggieri, Joseph Mbong, Neil Tabone, David Xuereb (82′ Jacob Walker), Kyrian Nwoko (13′ Zachary Brincat).
ICELAND Sindri Olafsson, Alfons Sampsted, Sindri Scheving, Dadi Bæring Halldorsson, Birkir Valur Jónsson, Viktor Karl Einarsson (83′ Grétar Snær Gunnarsson), Óskar Jónsson, Albert Guðmundsson, Jón Dagur Þorsteinsson (90+2′ Óttar Magnús Karlsson), Viktor Helgi Benediktsson, Sveinn Aron Gudjohnsen.
Referee: Tihomir Pejin (CRO)