The Malta Under-21 team will play a friendly match against Luxembourg as part of their preparations for the opening UEFA Under-21 Championship Group 6 qualifier away to Belgium in March.
The warm-up in Luxembourg, to be staged at the Stade Albert Berchem in Kehlen, is scheduled for March 23 at 18:30, four days before the curtain-raiser against the Belgians who were in the same section as the Malta U-21 team in the last European Under-21 qualifying competition.
Sweden, who will be defending their Euro Under-21 crown in Poland between June 16 and 30, Turkey, Hungary and Cyprus are the other teams in Malta’s qualifying group.
Under the guidance of coach Silvio Vella, the Malta U-21s broke new ground in the 2017 UEFA U-21 Championship qualifying trek after racking up a total of 11 points, finishing fourth ahead of Latvia and Moldova in Group 1.
MALTA’S QUALIFYING SCHEDULE
Belgium vs Malta – March 27, 2017
Cyprus vs Malta – September 1, 2017
Hungary vs Malta – September 5, 2017
Sweden vs Malta – October 10, 2017
Malta vs Turkey – November 10, 2017
Turkey vs Malta – March 27, 2018
Malta vs Sweden – June 7, 2018
Malta vs Belgium – September 7, 2018
Malta vs Hungary – October 12, 2018
Malta vs Cyprus – October 16, 2018