National coach Pietro Ghedin and Under-21 coach Silvio Vella named the provisional squads for the two European Qualifiers against England and Lithuania and the Under-21 Championship qualifiers against Latvia and Moldova.
The senior national team will be in action on Saturday 8th October against England at Wembley Stadium and Lithuania on Tuesday 11th October at the LFF Stadionas in Vilnius. On the other hand, the Under-21 side hosts Latvia on Friday 7 and Moldova on Tuesday at the Hibernians Stadium.
Missing from the senior squad are Valletta midfielder Roderick Briffa and Barnet midfielder Luke Gambin. Jonathan Caruana of Valletta is unavailable for the game against England but will be able to play in the game against Lithuania. Included in the provisional squad are Jurgen Pisani and Steve Pisani of Floriana, Alex Muscat and Mark Scerri of Sliema and Lydon Micallef of Balzan.
The players selected by Ghedin are:
goalkeepers Justin Haber (Floriana), Andrew Hogg (Hibs), Henry Bonello (Valletta);
defenders Steve Borg (Valletta), Andrei Agius (Hibs), Jonathan Caruana (Valletta), Zach Muscat (Arezzo), Alex Muscat (Sliema), Ryan Camilleri (Valletta), Jurgen Pisani (Floriana), Joseph Zerafa (Birkirkara), Clayton Failla (Hibs);
midfielders Paul Fenech (Balzan), Bjorn Kristensen (Hibs), Mark Scerri (Sliema), Gareth Sciberras (Birkirkara), Rowen Muscat (Birkirkara), Ryan Scicluna (Birkirkara), Steve Pisani (Floriana);
forwards Michael Mifsud (Valletta), Jean Paul Farrugia (Sliema), Alfred Effiong (Balzan), Andre Schembri (Boavista), Lydon Micallef (Balzan).
The Under-21 squad is made up:
Matthew Calleja Cremona (Pembroke), Yenz Cini (Mosta), Jurgen Borg (Gzira);
defenders Samir Arab (Balzan), Cain Attard (Birkirkara), Jean Borg (Valletta), Michael Johson (St. Andrews), Sam Magri (Dover Atheltic), Karl Micallef (Pietà), Daniel Zerafa (Tarxien);
midfielders Myles Beerman (Rangers), Johann Bezzina (Hibs), James Brincat (Birkirkara), Ryan Camenzuli (Floriana), Llywelyn Cremona (Valletta), Jake Grech (Hamrun), Matthew Guillaumier (Birkirkara), Brandon Muscat (Pembroke);
forwards Siraj Arab (Pembroke), Jurgen Degabriele (Hibs), Joseph Mbong (Hibs), Luke Montebello (Pembroke), Kurt Zammit (Tarxien).