Under-17 national team off to Trieste to take part in Trofeo Nereo Rocco

The Malta Under-17 national team has travelled to Trieste on Thursday to take part in the 35th edition of the Trofeo Nereo Rocco.

Malta will be playing in Group A along with HNK Rijeka of Croatia and Italian sides Bologna and Udinese. Matches which will serve as preparation ahead of the UEFA Under-17 Championship qualifying round mini-tournament which will see Malta facing Turkey, Denmark and Montenegro in October.

Malta plays Rijeka on Friday in Visco, Udinese on Saturday in Cussignacco and Bologna on Sunday in Monfalcone.

The 20-man squad selected by coach Ivan Woods is made up of:

Domnic Vella (Birkirkara); Niklas Vella (Balzan)

Andrew Apap Bologna (St. Andrews); Sven Scerri (Hamrun Spartans); Myron Micallef (San Gwann); Ivin Farrugia (Pietà Hotspurs); Jayden Ohaka (Hibernians); Josiah Mallia (Valletta); Isaiah Chukunyere (Hibernians); Timothy Cassar Torregiani (St. Andrews); Kian Vella (Hamrun Spartans)

Timothy Cachia (St. Andrews); Lucas Caruana (Hibernians); Kian Leonardi (Pietà Hotspurs); Kaiden Fenech (Birkirkara); Raul Formosa (Floriana)

Russell Caruana (Mosta); Ensell Attard (Mosta); Zak Barbara (Valletta); Sean Gatt (St. Andrews)