In view of the maining commitments from the UEFA Under-21 Championship, the Malta Under-21 side hosts Liechtenstein in a friendly match at the Hibernians Stadium on Tuesday, kick-off at 20:00.
The remaining Under-21 qualifier is against Ukraine next month. Last June, Malta lost 2-1 to Slovenia and 4-0 to Sweden in two games away from home.
Malta Under-21 coach Ray Farrugia could not count on Owen Bugeja and Jean Paul Farrugia for this game. The former was omitted as he is suspended for the game against Ukraine while the latter is recovering from an injury.
New faces in the squad are Birkirkara defender Ryan Camenzuli and Ferdinando Apap of Mosta.
The Under-21 squad selected by Ray Farrugia is made up of:
goalkeepers Daniel Balzan (Hibs), Steve Sultana (Qormi);
defenders Ferdinando Apap (Mosta), Ryan Camenzuli (Birkirkara), Yessous Camilleri (Balzan), Matthew Gauci (Qormi), Luca Martinelli (Sliema), Zach Muscat (Birkirkara);
midfielders Clyde Borg (Floriana), Bjorn Kristensen (Hibs), Rowen Muscat (Birkirkara), Jurgen Pisani (Pietà), Mark Scerri (Sliema), Ryan Scicluna (Birkirkara);
forwards Darren Falzon (Naxxar), Jean Paul Farrugia (Hibs), Lydon Micallef (Vittoriosa), Steve Pisani (Hibs), Terence Vella (Hamrun).
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