Under-17 side hosts UEFA Under-17 Championship mini-tournament

Malta hosts Group 8 of the UEFA Under 17 Championship qualifying round between October 25th and October 31st, 2023.

The matches will take place at the Centenary Stadium, and the participating teams are Spain, Slovakia, North Macedonia, and the host nation, Malta.

The tournament is not only a platform for these young talents to showcase their skills but also a crucial step in their footballing careers. With their eyes set on the UEFA Under 17 Championship, these teams will be battling it out on the pitch, giving their all to secure a place in the prestigious tournament.

Malta, as the host nation, will be looking to make the most of the home advantage, and local fans are urged to support their young talents as they face formidable opponents.  Entrance to all the games is free of charge.

The fixtures are as follows:

  • Spain U17 vs Malta U17 – 25th October 2023 – 11:00hrs
  • North Macedonia U17 vs Slovakia U17 – 25th October 2023 – 14:30hrs
  • Spain U17 vs North Macedonia U17 – 28th October 2023 – 11:00hrs
  • Slovakia U17 vs Malta U17 – 28th October 2023 – 14:30hrs
  • Malta U17 vs North Macedonia U17 – 31st October 2023 – 11:00hrs
  • Slovakia U17 vs Spain U17 – 31st October 2023 – 14:30hrs

Malta Selection

Malta Under-17 coach Francesco Macri, has selected a squad of twenty players who will represent Malta.  The list is as follows:

James Sissons (Melita FC), Miguel Camilleri (Valletta FC)

Shelom Magri (Birkirkara FC), Nathan Joyce (Floriana FC), Sheldon Borg (Pietà Hotspurs FC), Lydon Seychell (Valletta FC), Andreas Vella (Melita FC), Ismael Vella (Pietà Hotspurs FC)

Jerome Baldacchino (Valletta FC), Thomas Melillo (Pietà Hotspurs FC), Luke Bugeja (Birkirkara FC), Dejan Farrugia (Floriana FC), Adam Vella (Luxol St Andrews FC), Jake Attard (Floriana FC), Shaun Xiberras (Pietà Hotspurs FC), Jayden Vella (Pietà Hotspurs FC)

Emerson Piscopo (Floriana FC), Nathan Zerafa (Floriana FC), Denzil Muscat (Pietà Hotspurs FC), Claude Mercieca (Valletta FC)