The Malta women’s national team will launch their 2023 Women’s World Cup qualification campaign with a trip to group heavyweights Denmark on September 16.
Mark Gatt’s first home game will be five days later – on September 21 – when Malta will host Bosnia-Herzegovina, who were in Pot 3.
In Group E, Malta were pitted alongside 2022 UEFA Women’s Euro participants Denmark and Russia, Bosnia, Azerbaijan and Montenegro.
After the opening double-header, Malta will face two away games in October when they meet Russia (Pot 2) on October 21 before taking on Azerbaijan (Pot 4) five days later.
The final commitments for 2021 will be a home game against Montenegro, who were in Pot 6, on November 26 and an away game at Bosnia-Herzegovina on November 30.
The qualifiers will resume in April of 2022, with Malta hosting Denmark and Russia on the 8th and the 12th.
Gatt’s final two qualifiers will be against Azerbaijan on September 2 while on September 6, Malta will wrap up the campaign with an away game at Montenegro.
MALTA’S GROUP E SCHEDULE
16/09/2021: Denmark vs Malta
21/09/2021: Malta vs Bosnia-Herzegovina
21/10/2021: Russia vs Malta
26/10/2021: Azerbaijan vs Malta
26/11/2021: Malta vs Montenegro
30/11/2021: Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Malta
8/04/2022: Malta vs Denmark
12/04/2022: Malta vs Russia
02/09/2022: Malta vs Azerbaijan
06/09/2022: Montenegro vs Malta