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Malta to face Venezuela in June 1 friendly at National Stadium

The Malta national team will be facing Venezuela in an international friendly on June 1, the Times of Malta can confirm.

The match will be played at the National Stadium and will kick off at 7pm.

The Maltese team are currently stepping up their preparations ahead of the start of the UEFA Nations League qualifiers where they will be playing three matches in June.

In fact, Devis Mangia’s team will be facing San Marino on June 5 and then host the same San Marino and Estonia in the space of three weeks.

This is the first time that Malta will be facing Venezuela in an international match.

The South American side, who are currently ranked 58th, never made it to the World Cup finals, and placed fifth in the Copa America in 1967 and fourth in 2011.

Venezuela, coached by Jose Pekerman, are coming from a disappointing World Cup qualifying campaign which saw them finish bottom of the 10-team competition, collecting 10 points from 18 matches.

The match against Malta is part of a European tour which will also see Venezuela play a friendly match against Saudi Arabia later on in June.

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