MALTA SQUAD SET TO BE ANNOUNCED AHEAD OF EURO 2020 QUALIFIERS

Malta kick off their UEFA European Championship Qualifying campaign at the end of the month against Faroe Islands at the National Stadium.

The Knights of Malta are joined in Group F by Spain and Sweden as well as Norway and Romania in their pursuit to qualify for UEFA Euro 2020.

On 26 March, Malta will host Euro 2012 winners Spain, tickets for both fixtures went on sale yesterday and can be purchased from the Maltese Football Association website.

Malta faced the Faroe Islands in their UEFA Nations League D clash last November. The fixture ended 1-1 with both goals coming in the opening five minutes.

22-year-old winger Juan Corbalan equalised for Malta just one minute after René Joensen’s third-minute strike.

Malta line up prior to the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Malta and England at Ta’Qali National Stadium on September 1, 2017
(Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Former international and current National team boss Ray Farrugia is set to announce his squad by the end of next week.

The 63-year-old’s last squad included the likes of youngsters Kyrian Nwoko and Dunstan Vella as well as experienced names such as Michael Mifsud and Roderick Briffa.

The last Malta squad^ from November 2018 is as follows:

GOALKEEPERS
Henry Bonello (Valletta); Andrew Hogg (Hibernians); Steve Sultana (Balzan)

DEFENDERS
Andrei Agius (Hibernians)*; Ferdinando Apap (Victoria Hotspurs); Steve Borg (Valletta)*; Ryan Camilleri (Valletta); Jonathan Caruana (Valletta); Clayton Failla (Floriana); Joseph Mbong (Hibernians); Zach Muscat (US Pistoiese, Italy); Joseph Zerafa (Valletta).

MIDFIELDERS
Roderick Briffa (Gżira United); Juan Corbalan (Gżira United); Paul Fenech (Birkirkara); Jake Grech (Birkirkara); Bjorn Kristensen (Hibernians); Rowen Muscat (Valletta); Stephen Pisani (Floriana); Dunstan Vella (Hibernians).

FORWARDS
Andrew Cohen (Gżira United); Alfred Effiong (Balzan); Luke Gambin (Crawley Town, England); Michael Mifsud (Birkirkara); Kyrian Nwoko (Valletta); Andrè Schembri (Apollon Limassol, Cyprus).

*Andrei Agius and Steve Borg were suspended for the Kosovo match but were eligible to play against the Faroe Islands.

^Some players such as Andrew Hogg are now at different clubs following the January transfer window.

Scotland’s James Morrison vies with Andrew Hogg of Malta during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Scotland and Malta at Hampden Park.
(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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