|Association||Malta Football Association|
|Head coach||Mark Gatt|
|Most caps||Dorianne Theuma (64)|
|Top scorer||Dorianne Theuma (21)|
|Home stadium||Centenary Stadium|
|Current|| 102 |
|Highest||74 (August 2003)|
|Lowest||113 (December 2006)|
(Bucharest, August 10, 2003)
(Ta'Qali, April 6, 2013)
(Ta'Qali, September 9, 2009)
The Malta women's national football team represents the Malta Football Association in international women's football matches sanctioned by UEFA.As of June 2017, Malta ranks 94th in the FIFA Women's World Rankings.
The Malta Football Association is the governing body of football in Malta.
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The Union of European Football Associations is the administrative body for association football, futsal and beach soccer in Europe, although several member states are primarily or entirely located in Asia. It is one of six continental confederations of world football's governing body FIFA. UEFA consists of 55 national association members.
The team first appeared in official competitions in the 2005 European Championship's qualifying, debuting on August 10, 2003 in Bucharest with a 3–0 loss to Romania. Malta lost all eight games, with a 1–35 goal average. The team's first goal was scored by Sarah Caruana on November 16, 2003, against Croatia.
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After 13 losses, Malta achieved its first tie on June 7, 2006 against Bosnia and Herzegovina in the last match of the 2007 World Cup's qualifying. The team played for the first time against elite national teams in the 2011 World Cup's qualifying, losing all games including a record 0–13 defeat to Spain. On March 3, 2011 Malta won an official match for the first time in the 2013 European Championship qualifying's preliminary round, beating Georgia 1–0 with a goal by D'Agostino in injury time.
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The team was coached from its foundation to 2015 by Pierre Brincat, then from 22 January 2015 by former U19 coach Mark Gatt.
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Squad for the 2019 World Cup qualification's preliminary round, starting 11 April 2017.
The European qualifying competition for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup was a women's football competition that determined the eight UEFA teams joining the automatically qualified hosts France in the final tournament.
|2005 Euro qualifying||Regular stage |
|5 / 5|
|2007 World Cup qualifying||Regular stage|
|4 / 4|| D'Agostino |
|2009 Euro qualifying||Preliminary round||0–0|
|4 / 4|
|2011 World Cup qualifying||Regular stage||0–13 0–9|
|5 / 5|
|2013 Euro qualifying||Preliminary round||1–0|
|2 / 4|| D'Agostino |
|2015 World Cup qualifying||Preliminary round||1–1|
|1 / 4|| Theuma |
Theuma 2, Buttigieg, Carabott, Cuschieri, Xuereb
|Regular stage||0–2 0–2|
|6 / 6|
Below is a list of the 10 players with the most caps for Malta, as of 23 June 2015 [update] . (bold denotes players still available for selection).
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