The Malta Under-17 team will be involved in a series of friendly matches this month in preparation for their competitive commitments in the EURO qualifiers later in the year.
They will be playing four matches, two at home against Austria and two away against Northern Ireland between 11th and 23rd June. The friendlies against Austria will be played on the 11th and 13th at the Centenary Stadium, both with a kick-off time of 19.00 hrs.
The team will then travel to Northern Ireland to play the Irish at Newry City and then at Castledowns in what should be another two testing encounters on Friday the 21st and Sunday the 23rd June.
The players selected by coach Sergio Soldano are:
goalkeepers Jamie Azzopardi (Rabat), Mikhail Sciberras (Balzan), Dean Sciberras (San Gwann);
defenders Daniel Buckle (Hibs), Christian Degabriele (Pietà), Nick Ghio (Pietà), Iousef Meli (Sliema), Neil Spiteri (Floriana), Mirco Vella (Valletta);
midfielders Conor (Borg (Floriana), Andre Cachia (San Gwann), Juan Carlos Corbalan (Balzan), Jake Grech (Hamrun), Gianfranco Micallef (Balzan), Mark Anthony Scicluna (Sliema), Mauro Sultana (Floriana), Matthew Guillaumier (St. Andrews);
forwards Luca Brincat (Tarxien), Aidan Friggieri (Sliema), Luke Galea (Sliema), Joseph Mbong (Hibs), Kyrian Nwoko (St. Andrews), Jacob Walker (St. Andrews).
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