National coach John Buttigieg and Under-21 coach Edwin Camilleri named the squads for the friendly matches against Macedonia on Wednesday and Wales on Tuesday respectively.
Buttigieg dropped Anthony Curmi, Joseph Zerafa, John Mintoff, Christian Caruana, Trevor Cilia and Ivan Woods. Zerafa and Mintoff are forming part of the Under-21 squad.
The 18-man squad is therefore made up of:
goalkeepers Andrew Hogg (Valletta), Mario Muscat (Hibs);
defenders Andrei Agius (Cassino), Shaun Bajada (Birkirkara), Jonathan Caruana (Valletta), Edward Herrera (Hibs), Carlo Mamo (Marsaxlokk);
midfielders Roderick Briffa (Valletta), Clayton Failla (Sliema), Paul Fenech (Birkirkara), Ryan Fenech (Hamrun), Massimo Grima (Hamrun), Jamie Pace (Valletta), Kevin Sammut (Valletta), Gareth Sciberras (Marsaxlokk);
forwards Daniel Bogdanovic (Sheffield United), Andrew Cohen (Hibs); Michael Mifsud.
Meanwhile Edwin Camilleri named the following players for the Under-21 friendly against Wales:
goalkeepers Henry Bonello (Vittoriosa), Nicky Vella (Valletta);
defenders Steve Bonnici (Melita), Steve Borg (Valletta), Owen Bugeja (Floriana), Ryan Camilleri (Hibs), Tyrone Farrugia (Floriana), Beppe Muscat (Sliema), Duncan Pisani (Floriana), Clive Spiteri (Pietà), Joseph Zerafa (Birkirkara);
midfielders Richard Chetcuti (Warrington), John Mintoff (Sliema), Nigel Rizzo (Melita), Mark Scerri (Sliema);
forwards Miguel Ciantar (Sliema), Mauro Grioli (Floriana), Terence Vella.
Entrance for the Under 21 friendly match at Ta’ Qali National Stadium will be free whilst the price for the senior side’s match against FYR Macedonia will be €8.
The Under-21 game Malta vs Wales will be played on Tuesday, kick-off at 19:00 while the match Malta vs FYR Macedonia will be played on Wednesday, kick-off at 20:00.