Malta’s World Cup campaign begins today with the first match in Group F against Scotland at Ta’Qali.
Coach Pietro Ghedin says he wants his players to give everything on the pitch. With no major injury concerns he should have a full strength squad at his disposal.
Scottish boss Gordon Strachan has had plenty of concerns ahead of tonight’s game.
Regular captain Scott Brown has retired from international football which means a return as captain for West Brom skipper Darren Fletcher.
Strachan also has injury problems in defence and mid-field and may have to rely on some new faces in his starting line-up.
All today’s European group matches
Slovakia 17:00 England
Czech Rep 19:45 Northern Ireland
Malta 19:45 Scotland
San Marino 17:00 Azerbaijan
Denmark 17:00 Armenia
Kazakhstan 17:00 Poland
Lithuania 17:00 Slovenia
Norway 19:45 Germany
Romania 19:45 Montenegro