Facts you may not know about England’s World Cup qualifying opponents Malta
WHERE exactly is Malta?
To get the basics out of the way, Malta is a small island of about 120 square miles with a lot of people on it – they are the eighth most densely populated country in the world with a population of 425,000 – just off the south coast of Sicily in the middle of the Med.
WHAT is it famous for?
Er...crosses, falcons, and not a right lot else, unless you count News At Ten’s Tom Bradby, the lead singer of XTC and snooker’s Tony Drago. Malta has, however, provided the backdrop for several sword and sandal epics including Gladiator and Troy, in which Brad Pitt was more... read more
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