Malta kicks-off its UEFA Under-21 Championship 2013/15 qualifying campaign on Thursday, facing Poland at the Marszałek Piłsudski Stadium in Krakow, kick-off at 20:45CET in a match from Group 7.
The team will be aiming for a good start after collecting five points from ten matches from the last qualifying campaign.
The squad includes several new faces as other ‘veterans’ of the Under-21 side are no longer eligible to play for the team. New faces include foreign-based Jayke Cuschieri of Brisbane FC from Australia and Louis John Cutajar of Norwich United from England.
The players at the disposal of coach Ray Farrugia are:
goalkeepers Jurgen Borg (Zejtun), Yenz Cini (Valletta);
defenders Sacha Borg (Floriana), Ryan Camenzuli (Birkirkara), Jayke Cuschieri (Brisbane), Louis John Cutajar (Norwich United), Christian Grech (Pietà), Zach Muscat (Birkirkara), Jurgen Pisani (Pietà), Matthew Tabone (Vittoriosa);
midfielders Terence Agius (Pietà), Clyde Borg (Floriana), Brooke Farrugia (Floriana), Bjorn Kristensen (Hibernians), Ryan Scicluna (Birkirkara);
forwards Jean Paul Farrugia (Hibernians), Lydon Micallef (Vittoriosa), Stephen Pisani (Floriana).
The other teams in the group are Sweden, Turkey and Greece. The next two games for Malta will be two gsmes away from home against Turkey and Greece on September 5 and 10 respectively.