The Malta Under-19 team will play two friendly matches against Luxembourg this week as part of the build-up for their commitments in the qualifying round of the UEFA Under-19 Championship.
Belgium, France and Lithuania are the other teams in the 2019 UEFA Under-19 Championship Group 6 tournament, taking place in Malta between November 14 and 20, 2018.
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Winston Muscat, the Malta Under-19 coach who is assisted by Charles Scerri, has selected a squad of 18 players for the warm-up games against Luxembourg on Tuesday at the Mertzig Stadium and on Thursday at the Bascharage Stadium. Both games kick off at 19.30.
Muscat’s squad is largely made up of domestic-based players with the exception of advanced midfielder Andrei Spiteri who is on the books of Spanish club Leganes.
Six members of the Malta Under-19 squad play for St Andrews while Birkirkara have five players.
After arriving in Luxembourg on Sunday evening, the Malta Under-19 players will have two training sessions on Monday.
MALTA U-19 SQUAD
Duncan Formosa (St Andrews); Amara Sylla (Birkirkara).
Adam Magri Overend (St Andrews); Liam McKay (Pietà Hotspurs); Andreas Vella (Hibernians); Zak Grech (Balzan); Glenn Attard (Birkirkara); Dejan Debono (St Andrews); Christian Gauci (San Ġwann).
Shaun Dimech (Valletta); Marcus Grima (St Andrews); Carlo Zammit Lonardelli (Birkirkara); Jamie Sixsmith (St Andrews); Ayrton Attard (Birkirkara); Alex Satariano (St Andrews); Andrei Spiteri (Leganes, Spain).
Paul Mbong (Birkirkara); Clyde Bouvet (Pietà Hotspurs).