ITALY v . MALTA Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence Thursday 3rd September, 2015, 19:45 GMT *** Italy host Malta at the Stadio Artemio Franchi on Thursday, as they bid to keep pace at the top of European Championship Qualifying Group H. The Azzurri are one point behind leaders Croatia, who meet Azerbaijan away on the same day, while Norway are three points off the summit in third place. 1968 Euro champions Italy have won all seven of their contests with Malta. The pair also met in qualifying for the 2014 World Cup, with the Italians overcoming their unfancied opponents 2-0 both home and away. Though Antonio Contea s men are unbeaten throughout this qualification campaign so far, they have drawn their last three Euro 2016 encounters in a row. Malta, meanwhile, are without a competitive success in their last 10 matches, stretching back to a 1-0 win over Armenia in 2013. Maltaa s solitary point and goal of this group phase […]