Brincat names women's national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers

women-malta-denmark131124Women’s national team coach Pierre Brincat named an eighteen-strong squad for a friendly match against Goldaming Town FC and the two 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualfiiers against Denmark and Switzerland, scheduled for next month.

In view of these two qualifiers, Malta will host English side Goldaming Town on Friday 5th September at the Centenary Stadium. The team then travels to Velje, Denmark where Malta takes on Denmark at the Jokri Park on Saturday 13 in the first of two World Cup qualifiers in five days’ time. On Wednesday 17, Malta hosts group winners Switzerland at the Victor Tedesco Stadium.

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Brincat could not select his best formation as a number of players will be forming part of the Women’s Under-19 national team which will be taking part in the UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship mini-tournament between the 13th and 18th September.

The squad is therefore made up of:
goalkeepers Keoney Demicoli (Hibs), Sonia Farrugia (Raiders), Rose Marie Baldacchino (Pembroke), Dorienne Grech (Gozo);
defenders Rebecca D’Agostino (Mgarr), Stephania Farrugia (Birkirkara), Kelly Agius (Birkirkara), Gabriella Zahra (Birkirkara), Charlene Zammit (Hibs), Moddy-Ann Refalo (Gozo), Ann Marie Said (Gozo), Rosalie Cauchi (Hibs);
midfielers Yasmin Vella (Birkirkara), Ylenia Carabott (Hibs), Mandy Debono (Hibs), Nathasha Pace (Mgarr), Kim Parnis (Birkirkara), Antoinette Sammut (Mgarr), Dorianne Theuma (Hibs), Dionne Tonna (Hibs), Emma Xuereb (Gozo);
forwards Nicole Buttigieg (Gozo), Francesca Chircop (Hibs).