UEFA EXCO has announced that Malta has won the bid to organise U19 UEFA CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS in summer 2023.
Today’s decision rewards the efforts of the Malta FA to get to this unique milestone.
In his first reaction Malta FA President Bjorn Vassallo expressed his satisfaction, “I am delighted that the country and the Malta Football Association have yet again been entrusted to host a major event as the final phase of a UEFA tournament. In these challenging times for all, this decision by the UEFA Executive Committee provides us with a great opportunity to project
Maltese football beyond our shores, as we did in 2014.”
The Malta FA will be looking to build on the the successful organisation of the UEFA U17 European Championship hosted in Malta seven years ago, in 2014.
Through this tournament the Association will aim to leave a legacy in terms of fan engagement and overall experience, particularly in the grassroots sector.
Furthermore, with the support of the government, the existing and new infrastructure that will be used to host the tournament will certainly be given aboost which will also benefit the entire domestic football family.
Hosting a major international event was one of the objectives set in the Association’s strategy ‘We Can Perform Better’.