Malta Under-21 coach Ray Farrugia named the final squad for the UEFA Under-21 Championship qualifier against Sweden in programme on Wednesday at the National Stadium.
With Zach Muscat ruled out through suspension and promoted to the senior squad together with Bjorn Kristensen and Valletta’s Yenz Cini and Luke Montebello not considered for selection after the Citizens’ decision not to allow their players to attend training sessions with the national team on Thursday and Friday, Farrugia named four new faces – Rabat Ajax duo Shaun Gauci and Ryan Micallef, Cain Attard of Pietà Hotspurs and Keith Tanti of St. George’s.
The squad is therefore made up of:
Jurgen Borg (Hibernians), Matthew Calleja Cremona (Pembroke Athleta)
defenders Christian Grech (Pietà), Sacha Borg (Floriana), Ryan Camenzuli (Birkirkara), Cain Attard (Pietà), Jurgen Pisani (Pietà), Shaun Gauci (Rabat), Keith Tanti (St. George’s), Louis Cutajar;
midfielders Clyde Borg (Floriana), Daniel Zerafa (Birkirkara), Brooke Farrugia (Floriana), Ryan Scicluna (Birkirkara);
forwards Jean Paul Farrugia (Hibernians), Lydon Micallef (Balzan), Steve Pisani (Floriana), Ryan Micallef (Rabat).