Ghedin, Silvio Vella name provisional squads

pietro--ghedinMalta national coach Pietro Ghedin and Under-21 coach Silvio Vella named the provisional squads ahead of the forthcoming commitments next month.

The senior squad will be playing a friendly match against Slovakia in Zilina on September 4 before facing Croatia in the first match from the EURO 2016 qualifiers on September 9. On the other hand, the Under-21 national team will be facing Turkey in the last match from Group 7 of the UEFA Under-21 Championship qualifiers.

New faces in the senior squad are Brooke Farrugia of Floriana and Lydon Micallef of Balzan.

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The Malta A squad is made up of:
goalkeepers Justin Haber (Birkirkara), Andrew Hogg (Kalloni), Nicky Vella (Valletta), Glenn Zammit (Sliema);
defenders Andrei Agius (unattached), Steve Bezzina (Balzan), Steve Borg (Valletta), Ryan Camilleri (Valletta), Jonathan Caruana (Valletta), Clayton Failla (Hibernians), Justin Grioli (Balzan), Zach Muscat (Birkirkara);
midfielders Andrew Cohen (Hibs), Paul Fenech (Birkirkara), Ryan Fenech (Valletta), Brooke Farrugia (Floriana), Edward Herrera (Birkirkara), Bjorn Kristensen (Hibs), Rowen Muscat (Dunaujvaros), Lydon Micallef (Balzan), Steve Pisani (Floriana), Andre Schembri (FSV Frankfurt), Ryan Scicluna (Birkirkara);
forwards Michael Mifsud (Sliema), Jean Paul Farrugia (Spartak Trnava), Terence Vella (Naxxar).

On the other hand, the Under-21 squad is made up of:
goalkeepers Matthew Calleja Cremona (Pembroke), Yenz Cini (Valletta), Jurgen Borg (Hibs);
defenders Louis Cutajar (Hereford), Emanuel Briffa (Floriana), Cain Attard (Pietà), Christian Grech (Pietà), Keith Tanti (Hibs), Sacha Borg (Floriana),
midfielders Jurgen Pisani (Pietà), Timothy Tabone Desira (Hibs), Clyde Borg (Floriana), Kurt Zammit (Mosta), Ryan Camenzuli (Birkirkara), Antoine Borg (Birkirkara), Johann Bezzina (Hibs), Llywelyn Cremona (Valletta), Terence Agius (Pietà), Kyle Cesare (Pietà);
forwards Ryan Micallef (Qormi), Luke Montebello (Valletta).