National coach Pietro Ghedin named a provisional squad ahead of Tuesday’s international friendly match at the National Stadium against the Faroe Islands.
Balzan duo Steve Bezzina and Andrew Scicluna are the two new faces in the squad. However Bezzina already has two international caps after making his debut in a friendly match against Bulgaria in November 2009. Valletta defender Luke Dimech, on the other hand, was not considered for selection.
Goalkeeper Andrew Hogg is back in the squad after being left out of the last World Cup qualifiers.
The injured Gareth Sciberras, Paul Fenech and Shaun Bajada are missing from the squad.
The squad is made up of:
goalkeepers Justin Haber (Birkirkara), Andrew Hogg (Kalloni GRE), Nicky Vella (Tarxien), Henry Bonello (Sliema);
defenders Andrei Agius (Torres ITA), Steve Bezzina (Balzan), Jacob Borg (Sliema), Jonathan Caruana (Valletta), Ryan Camilleri (Hibernians), Clifford Gatt Baldacchino (Sliema), Alex Muscat (Sliema), Clayton Failla (Hibernians), Andrew Scicluna (Balzan), Justin Grioli (Balzan);
midfielders Roderick Briffa (Valletta), Ryan Fenech (Valletta), Edward Herrera (Birkirkara), Rowen Muscat (Birkirkara), Mark Scerri (Sliema), John Mintoff (Sliema), Andrew Cohen (Hibernians);
forwards Andre Schembri (Omonia Nicosia CYP), Michael Mifsud (Melbourne Hearts AUS), Terence Vella (Birkirkara).
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