Enrico Pepe ruled out of Russia clash

After sustaining an injury in the game against Slovenia in Ljubljana on Saturday, Enrico Pepe will not travel with the squad to Moscow and will be returning to Malta to start recovery.

Pepe played the whole ninety minutes in both the match against Cyprus and the one against Slovenia .

A Malta MedAir chartered flight left Malta on Sunday morning with the Under-21 contingent and will stop in Ljubljana to pick the senior squad on the way to Russia where both teams will be in action on Tuesday.

The Under-21 side play Russia at the Arena Khimki at 18:00 while at 20:45, the senior side face Russia at the Otkritie Bank Arena.

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