The Malta Under-21 side faces Belgium in another match from Group 8 of the UEFA Under-21 Championship at the Daknam Stadion in Lokeren on Wednesday, kick-off at 16:00.
This will be the sixth game for Malta following five defeats in the first five games. Malta lost 0-1 to Ukraine and Slovenia away from home and to Belgium at home and two home 0-2 defeats to Slovenia and France.
Malta coach Edwin Camilleri and his assistant Emmanuel Farrugia had to deal with a number of absences, mainly due to injuries. In fact, among the players not making the trip are Joseph Zerafa, Owen Bugeja, Mark Scerri, Warren Chircop and Julian Galea.
The eighteen-man squad that travelled to Belgium is made up of:
Henry Bonello (Vittoriosa), Steve Sultana (Nadur);
Steve Bonnici (Melita), Adrian Borg (Mosta), Steve Borg (Valletta), Tyrone Farrugia (Msida), George Gribbon (Melita), Duncan Pisani (Qormi);
Richard Chetcuti (Warrington), John Mintoff (Sliema), Beppe Muscat (Vittoriosa), Rowen Muscat (Birkirkara), Jonathan Xerri (Vittoriosa), Luke Sciberras (St. Patrick), Clive Spiteri (Pietà);
Miguel Ciantar (Msida), Quelin Refalo (Pietà), Terence Vella (Mosta).
The team left Malta on Monday. Accompanying the team are: MFA vice-president Dr Peter Fenech, team doctor Dr Stephen Zammit, physiotherapist Simon Cilia and kit manager Alex Agius.