Malta ends 47-game winless streak in World Cup qualifying with 1-0 win at Armenia

Malta's players held hands and danced around in celebration Friday night after earning the tiny country's second-ever victory in World Cup qualifying, 1-0 at Armenia.

Michael Mifsud slotted in the rebound after his first shot was saved by goalkeeper Roman Berezovski in the eighth minute at Yerevan.

Malta, ranked 156th in the world by FIFA, had been 0-42-5 in World Cup qualifying since winning 1-0 at Estonia in May 1993. Estonia is ranked 89th.

Malta spent the rest of the match defending, and goalkeeper Justin Haber made several saves. Mifsud's goal was Malta's only shot on target — it only had one effort off target, for that matter — while Armenia finished with six on target and 11 off.