Marcolini names squad ahead of Gibraltar friendly, North Macedonia qualifier

Malta National Teams Head Coach Michele Marcolini has announced a 31-man squad ahead of the upcoming international friendly match against Gibraltar and the Euro 2024 Qualifier against North Macedonia, six days later. 

The game against Gibraltar will be played on Wednesday 6th September (kick-off 20:00) and the one against North Macedonia will be played on Tuesday 12th September (kick-off 20:45).   Both games will be played at the Ta’ Qali National Stadium.

The selected 31-man squad reflects both familiar faces and promising newcomers. This iteration of the squad introduces two new faces: Jake Vassallo and Kurt Zammit. Born in 2004, Vassallo secures his place as the youngest member of the team. His recent participation in the UEFA Under 19 tournament as part of the Malta Under 19 team has undoubtedly contributed to his inclusion. Additionally, Birkirkara’s Kurt Zammit joins the ranks for the first time. 

The squad will be trimmed down to 26 at a later stage.

The 31-man squad reads as follows:-

Henry Bonello (Hamrun Spartans FC), Rashed Al Tumi (Sliema Wanderers FC), Matthew Grech (Zabbar St Patrick’s FC), Jake Galea (Valletta FC)

Jake Vassallo (Mosta FC), Steve Borg (Hamrun Spartans FC), Karl Micallef (Gudja United FC), Zach Muscat (Farense – POR), Enrico Pepe (Birkirkara FC), Kurt Shaw (Hibernians FC), Jean Borg (Sliema Wanderers FC), Cain Attard (CF Os Belenenses – POR)

Juan Corbalan (Hamrun Spartans FC), Ryan Camenzuli (Hamrun Spartans FC), Adam Magri Overend (Floriana FC), Steven Pisani (Santa Lucia FC), Matthew Guillaumier (FKS Stal Mielec Spolka Akcyjna – POL), Nikolai Muscat (Marsaxlokk FC), Bjorn Kristensen (Hibernians FC), Brandon Diego Paiber (Valletta FC), Shaun Dimech (Valletta FC), Yannick Yankam (Birkirkara FC), Teddy Teuma (Stade de Reims FC), Jake Grech (Balzan FC), Joseph Essien Mbong (Hamrun Spartans FC), Kurt Zammit (Birkirkara FC)

Jurgen Degabriele (Hibernians FC), Jodi Felice Jones (Notts County – ENG), Kyrian Nwoko (Floriana FC), Paul Mbong (Birkirkara FC), Luke Montebello (Hamrun Spartans)