This is a UEFA Group B World Cup qualifying match between Malta and the Czech Republic. Italy pretty much has the first seed in this group, and the automatic bid for the World Cup, locked up. That makes this group a race for second.
Presently, Bulgaria is holding onto that number 2 spot. Second place will take part in a playoff for a berth in November. The Czech Republic can’t pull even with a win, but two wins this international break and a little bit of luck could help them get this spot. They need to hold up their end buy winning out, and last place Malta should be a guaranteed win, even if it is on the road.
Date: October 11
Start Time: 11:00 a.m. ET
Location: Ta’Qali, Malta
Stadium: Ta’Qali National Stadium
TV Info: Not televised
Live Stream: ESPN 3, Watch ESPN App
In the UEFA qualifying, teams that win their group get an automatic bid to the World Cup in 2014. The team that finishes in second in each group will participate in a playoff in November with a World Cup berth on the line.