The national team leaves Malta on Monday, destination Georgia, where John Buttigieg’s side faces the team led by Temuri Ketsbaia in a match from Group F of the EURO 2012 qualifying round.
Buttigieg dropped four players from the provisional squad, leaving out goalkeepers Mario Muscat and Anthony Curmi, Trevor Cilia and Ivan Woods.
The eighteen players selected by Buttigieg are therefore:
Justin Haber – Ferencvaros TC
Andrew Hogg – Valletta FC
Andrei Agius – AS Melfi
Jonathan Caruana – Valletta FC
Massimo Grima – Hamrun Spartans FC
Edward Herrera – Hibernians FC
Carlo Mamo – Marsaxlokk FC
Joseph Zerafa – Birkirkara FC
Shaun Bajada – Birkirkara FC
Roderick Briffa – Valletta FC
Paul Fenech – Birkirkara FC
Ryan Fenech – Hamrun Spartans FC
Jamie Pace – Valletta FC
Kevin Sammut – Valletta FC
Gareth Sciberras – Marsaxlokk FC
Andrew Cohen – Hibernians FC
Michael Mifsud – no club
Andre Schembri – Ferencvaros TC
Temuri Ketsbaia, on the other hand, selected the following players for the games against Malta and four days later against Latvia:
goalkeepers: Nukri Revishvili (FC Anzhi Makhachkala), Giorgi Loria (FC Dinamo Tbilisi), Grigol Bediashvili (FC Olimpi Rustavi).
defenders: Kakha Kaladze (Genoa CFC), Malkhaz Asatiani (FC Lokomotiv Moskva), Aleksandr Amisulashvili (Kayserispor), Zurab Khizanishvili (Reading FC), Lasha Salukvadze (FC Rubin Kazan), Ucha Lobzhanidze (FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Mate Gvinianidze (TSV 1860 München), Nika Kvekveskiri (FC Baia Zugdidi).
midfielders: David Kvirkvelia (FC Rubin Kazan), Gogita Gogua (PFC Spartak Nalchik), Levan Kobiashvili (Hertha BSC Berlin), Giorgi Merebashvili (FK Vojvodina), Jano Ananidze (FC Spartak Moskva), Aleksandr Koshkadze (FC Dinamo Tbilisi), Murtaz Daushvili (FC Zestafoni), Irakli Klimiashvili (FC WIT Georgia).
forwards: David Siradze (PFC Spartak Nalchik), Aleksandr Iashvili (Karlsruher SC), Vladimir Dvalishvili (Maccabi Haifa FC), Nikoloz Gelashvili (FC Zestafoni).
The match will be played on Friday at the Boris Paichadze National Stadium in Tbilisi, kick-off at 19:00 CET.
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