National coach Pietro Ghedin named the final twenty-man squad which will travel to Baku for Wednesday’s friendly match against Azerbaijan at the Bakcell Arena, kick-off at 18:00 CET.
This will be the fourth friendly match between the two countries with the previous three being played at Ta’ Qali. Malta won 5-0 in 1994, 3-0 in 2000 and 1-0 in 2002.
From the provisional squad, Ghedin dropped goalkeeper Glenn Zammit of Sliema, Balzan defender Justin Grioli and striker Terence Vella. The squad includes two foreign-based players – Andrei Agius who has just joined Torres Sassari and Omonia Nicosia striker Andre Schembri.
The players selected by Ghedin are:
goalkeepers Henry Bonello, Justin Haber, Nicky Vella;
defenders Andrei Agius, Jacob Borg, Ryan Camilleri, Clayton Failla, Clifford Gatt Baldacchino;
midfielders Shaun Bajada, Roderick Briffa, Paul Fenech, Ryan Fenech, Edward Herrera, John Mintoff, Rowen Muscat, Mark Scerri, Gareth Sciberras;
fowards Andrew Cohen, Michael Mifsud, Andre Schembri
Photo: Copyright © Paul Zammit Cutajar