Marcolini names final squad ahead of England game

Ahead of the last UEFA Euro 2024 qualifier against England, Michele Marcolini, the head coach of Malta’s national teams, has finalized the squad of 24 players. This match, scheduled for November 17th at Wembley Stadium, serves as the concluding national team fixture for the year 2023.

Standing out among the notable inclusions is Kemar Reid of Floriana, included for the first time. He officially became a Maltese citizen through naturalization on October 27, 2023.

Goalkeeper Jake Galea, Jake Vassallo, Juan Corbalan, Dunstan Vella, Brandon Paiber, Myles Beerman, Jake Grech, Alex Satariano and Jurgen Degabriele were therefore dropped from the squad ahead of this trip.

The roster is set to gain further strength as players from foreign leagues begin to integrate into the national team between Sunday and Monday.

The 24-man squad is as follows:

Rashed Al Tumi (Sliema Wanderers FC), Henry Bonello (Hamrun Spartans FC), Matthew Grech (Zabbar St Patrick FC)

Ferdinando Apap (Hibernians FC), Jean Borg (Sliema Wanderers FC), Steve Borg (Hamrun Spartans FC), Zach Muscat (Farense – POR), Enrico Pepe (Birkirkara FC), Kurt Shaw (Hibernians FC) 

Cain Attard (CF Os Belenenses – POR), Ryan Camenzuli (Hamrun Spartans FC), Matthew Guillaumier (FKS Stal Mielec Spolka Akcyjna – POL), Bjorn Kristensen (Hibernians FC), Adam Magri Overend (Floriana FC), Steven Pisani (Santa Lucia FC), Joseph Essien Mbong (Hamrun Spartans FC), Nikolai Muscat (Marsaxlokk FC), Teddy Teuma (Stade de Reims FC), Yannick Yankam (Birkirkara FC)

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