The 400K Population Football Showdown Is On Tonight!
Everything you need to know about today's Malta-Iceland match
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Fresh off the heels of last month's Malta-England match that saw Maltese goalkeeper Hoggs get showered with praise and Maltese captain Schembri brutally take down the MFA, tonight's home match between Malta and Iceland will definitely be one to watch.
Even though it's an International Friendly match, it definitely shouldn't (and won't) stop us from giving out full support to the boys in red and white, and here's some last minute information that you might find useful:
The match kicks off at 7pm
If you're heading up to watch it live at Ta' Qali stadium, we recommend (a) thinking ahead and going up a bit early and (b) considering alternate routes or transport methods. The last thing we want is for people to arrive at the stadium ready to kill each other, instead of support the national team.
Tickets will also be sold at the door
But again, we'd recommend you don't leave it to the very last minute. The stadium ticket booths open at 5:30pm, and it's €10 for the Millennium D and F stands and €15 for the West C Stand. West A Stand will not be used for this match, and if you have already bought your tickets for there, you'll have a place in West C waiting for you. Children under the age of 12 years will be allowed access to the Millennium D Stand free of charge when accompanied by an adult who is in possession of a valid ticket, but they still need to get a ticket from the booths. Season card holders (Blue, Blue Extra and Maroon) can go in for free, but don't forget your cards at home!
TVM2 will be showing the match live
If you can't make it to Ta' Qali, never fear - TVM2 is here! Just make sure to warn the neighbours about the possible shouting between 7 and 830 pm, unless they'll be doing the exact same thing!
Finally, don't forget to bring your supporting A-Game!
Throughout this year, we've shown the Maltese national football team that we're behind them come what may. This is a perfect opportunity for us to show a similarly tiny-population country that our voices are just as loud. Who knows, maybe we can come up with an even more intimidating Viking Chant! We do seem to have our work cut out for us though, so this is what we need to surpass tonight: