Malta takes on Finland in the first match from Group 2 of the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying on Friday 3rd June at the Tehtaan Kenttä, Valkeakoski, kick-off at 18:00 CET.
After taking over as new Under-21 coach earlier this year, Ray ‘Zazu’ Farrugia led the team in a friendly match in Catania before another friendly match against Montenegro in March which ended in a 1-1 draw.
The squad at the disposal of Farrugia and his assistant Ronald Vella are:
goalkeepers Daniel Balzan (Hibs), Adrian Parnis (Sannat), Steve Sultana (Nadur);
defenders Owen Bugeja (Floriana), Yessous Camilleri (Rabat), Cleaven Cassar (Pietà), Kane Paul Farrugia (Mosta), Matthew Robert Gauci (Hibs), Luca Martinelli (Melita), Zach Muscat (Pietà), Jonathan Xerri (Vittoriosa);
midfielders Clyde Borg (Floriana), Triston Caruana (Hibs), Bjorn Kristensen (Hibs), Rowen Muscat (Birkirkara);
forwards Steve Pisani (Hibs), Miguel Ciantar (Sliema), Leighton Grech (Vittoriosa), Terence Vella (Birkirkara).