Pietro Ghedin names final squad for England clash

Malta coach Pietro Ghedin has finalised his 20-man squad for Friday’s 2018 World Cup Group F qualifier against England at the National Stadium.

Hamrun Spartans duo – Steve Sultana and Lydon Micallef were the two players to be dropped with Balzan defender Michael Johnson earning his first senior national team call-up.

Balzan striker Alfred Effiong is suspended for the England game but will re-join the squad for the qualifier against Scotland at Hampden Park on September 4.

Goalkeepers: Henry Bonello (Valletta FC); Andrew Hogg (Hibernians FC).
Defenders: Andrei Agius (Hibernians FC); Steve Borg (Valletta FC); Ryan Camilleri (Valletta FC); Clayton Failla (Hibernians FC); Michael Johnson (Balzan FC); Sam Magri (Ebbsfleet United); Zach Muscat (US Arezzo); Alex Muscat (Sliema Wanderers FC); Joseph Zerafa (Valletta FC).
Midfielders: Clyde Borg (Floriana FC); Ryan Fenech (Balzan FC); Paul Fenech (Balzan FC); Bjorn Kristensen (Hibernians FC); Luke Gambin (Luton Town); Steve Pisani (Floriana FC).
Forwards: Jean Paul Farrugia (FC Chiasso); Michael Mifsud (Valletta FC); Andrè Schembri (Apollon Limassol).

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