The Malta Under-19 side lost 1-2 to Switzerland in a friendly match at the MFA Training Grounds on Tuesday.
Luke Montebello, who plays for Livorno in Italy, put Malta ahead on the 16th minute but Omar Thali levelled matters on the half-hour and six minutes from time, Kevin Mbabu notched the winner.
Another friendly match is scheduled for Thursday 19th at the MFA Training Grounds, kick-off at 18:30.
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MALTA Jean Claude Debattista, Timothy Tabone Desira, Neil Chetcuti (68′ Giancarlo Sammut), Dion Fava, Karl Micallef (88′ Melvin Busuttil), Jacob Falzon (60′ Kyle Cesare), Kurt Zammit, Godwin Mckay (60′ Ryan Spiteri), Llywelyn Cremona (77′ Axl Xuereb), Jurgen Degabriele (46′ Bryce Cuschieri).
SWITZERLAND Pascal Albrecht, Michael Goncalves (63′ Christoph Stenz), Thomas Fekete (46′ Joel Keller), Kevin Mbabu, Almet Ozcan, Gente Mazreku (63′ Oliver Custodio), Saidy Janko, Karim Gazzetta (46′ Miguel Castroman), Omar Thali (63′ Boris Cespedes), Gregory Karlen (46′ Samuel Campo), Valentin Hayoz.
Referee: Fyodor Zammit
Assistant Referees: Luke Portelli, Eman Grech
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