National coach Pietro Ghedin and Under-21 national coach Silvio Vella named the senior and the Under-21 national squads for their commitments later this month.
The Malta A national team hosts Moldova in a friendly match on Thursday 24 at the National Stadium while the Under-21 side takes on Montenegro at the Hibernians Stadium on Wednesday 23 and then the Czech Republic on Tuesday 29 at the National Stadium in two UEFA Under-21 Championship qualifiers.
For the senior side this is the first of four friendly matches ahead of the European Qualifiers leading to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. On the other hand, the Under-21 side earned five points so far following a win over Latvia and two draws with Moldova and Montenegro in three games away from home.
Ghedin named the following players:
goalkeepers Andrew Hogg (AEL Kalloni), Justin Haber (Hibernians), Henry Bonello (Valletta)
defenders Andrei Agius (Hibernians), Jonathan Caruana (Valletta), Steve Borg (Aris Limassol), Zach Muscat (SS Akragas Citta’ Dei Templi), Ryan Camilleri (Valletta), Justin Grioli (Balzan), Joseph Zerafa (Birkirkara), Clayton Failla (Hibernians)
midfielders Roderick Briffa (Valletta), Ryan Scicluna (Birkirkara), Bjorn Kristensen (Hibernians), Paul Fenech (Balzan), Rowen Muscat (AC Pavia), Gareth Sciberras (Birkirkara), Andre’ Schembri (AC Omonia Nicosia)
forwards Michael Mifsud (Valletta), Terrence Vella (Qormi), Jean Paul Farrugia (Sliema Wanderers), Alfred Effiong (Balzan).
On the other hand, Vella selected the following players:
goalkeepers Jurgen Borg (Hibernians), Matthew Calleja Cremona (Floriana), Yenz Cini (Mosta)
defenders Samir Arab (Balzan), Cain Attard (Birkirkara), Emanuel Briffa (Floriana), Michael Johnson (St. Andrews), Samuel Magri (Dover Athletic), Karl Micallef (Pietà Hotspurs), Brandon Muscat (Tarxien Rainbows), Daniel Zerafa (Tarxien Rainbows)
midfielders Johann Bezzina (Sliema Wanderers), James Brincat (Mosta), Jake Grech (Hamrun Spartans), Ryan Camenzuli (Birkirkara), Kyle Cesare (Pietà Hotspurs), Llywelyn Cremona (Valletta), Matthew Guillaumier (Birkirkara)
forwards Siraj Eddin Arab (Pembroke), Jurgen Degabriele (Hibernians), Joseph Mbong (Hibernians), Luke Montebello (Tarxien Rainbows)