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Busy window for Maltese FIFA match officials

International appointments for Maltese match officials in the coming days are coming thick and fast over this March window.

Recently confirmed FIFA badge Referee Philip Farrugia will be joined by long-standing assistant referee Alan Camilleri to officiate at the UEFA U19 Championships, Elite round Group 1 mini-tournament.

This competition is hosted by the Hungarian Football Federation and will be held between Wednesday and Tuesday, March 29. The participating teams are Hungary, Israel, Scotland and Turkey.

The tournament will be played at the ETO Park Stadion in the Hungarian city of Győr.

Furthermore, two more Maltese officials have been entrusted to officiate in the UEFA European U17 Championships, Elite round Group 3 mini tournament, scheduled for the coming days.

FIFA referee Ishmael Barbara will be joined by assistant referee Roberto Vella who have been assigned to officiate in this tournament hosted by Scotland and will also see the participation of the Czech Republic, Germany and Georgia.

Also last week, FIFA Futsal Match Official Stephen Vella officiated at the UEFA FUTSAL U19 EURO tournament group 4 qualifying round in Finland.

As host nation, Finland were joined for this international tournament by Poland, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kazakhstan, which tournament was held at the Delfort Areena in the Finnish city of Janakkala.

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