National coach Pietro Ghedin named a twenty-three man squad for the EURO 2016 Group H qualifier against Norway in programme on Friday at the National Stadium, kick-off at 20:45.
The two players to be dropped were young Valletta midfielder Llywelyn Cremona and Birkirkara defender Edward Herrera.
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The squad is made up of:
goalkeepers Justin Haber (Birkirkara), Andrew Hogg (Kalloni Lekanopedio), Nicky Vella (Valletta);
defenders Andrei Agius (Hibs), Steve Bezzina (Balzan), Roderick Briffa (Valletta), Clifford Gatt Baldacchino (Sliema), Ryan Camilleri (Valletta), Clayton Failla (Hibs), Justin Grioli (Balzan), Zach Muscat (Birkirkara);
midfielders Andrew Cohen (Hibs), Paul Fenech (Birkirkara), Ryan Fenech (Valletta), Bjorn Kristensen (Hibs), John Mintoff (Sliema), Rowen Muscat (Dunaújváros), Steve Pisani (Floriana), Andre Schembri (FSV Frankfurt), Ryan Scicluna (Birkirkara);
forwards Michael Mifsud (Sliema), Jean Paul Farrugia (Spartak Trnava), Terence Vella (Naxxar).
Meanwhile Norway’s Martin Ødegaard could become the youngest player in EURO qualifying history on Friday at 15 years and 297 days after being named in the squad.
The players selected by Norway coach Per-Mattias Hogmo are:
goalkeepers Sten Grytebust (Aalesund), Rune Almenning Jarstein (Hertha Berlin), Ørjan Nyland (Molde);
Mats Møller Dæhli (Cardiff), Omar Elabdellaoui (Olympiakos), Tarik Elyounoussi (Hoffenheim), Per Egil Flo (Molde), Vegard Forren (Molde), Steffen Hagen (Odd), Tom Høgli (FC København), Stefan Johansen (Celtic), Joshua King (Blackburn), Håvard Nielsen (Eintracht Braunschweig), Håvard Nordtveit (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Jone Samuelsen (Odd), Per Ciljan Skjelbred (Hertha Berlin), Alexander Tettey (Norwich), Martin Linnes (Molde), Martin Ødegaard (Strømsgodset), Ruben Gabrielsen (Molde), Harmeet Singh (Molde), Fredrik Gulbrandsen (Molde), André Danielsen (Viking).