Malta squad for opening EQ announced

Malta will visit Macedonia on the 23rd to open the qualifiers for the 2024 European championship.

photo by MFA: Malta at their last match in November 2022

Coach Michele Marcolini summoned 31 players, but have in mind that three days after coming to Skopje the Maltese national team will host defending European champions Italy.

Central defender Luke Tabone is the lone new face in their squad, but there are other three players who will be waiting their debut (have been called up before without playing). Those players are reserve keepers Formosa and Grech, and attacking midfielder Yankam.

Left winger Luke Gambin (36 NT caps) of League 2 side Sutton United has not been summoned due to lack of playing time at his club. Left back Jean Borg must serve a red card suspension.

Only 4 of the 31 players are internationals.

Henry Bonello – Ħamrun Spartans Malta
Cain Formosa – Valletta Malta
Matthew Grech – Sirens Malta

Ferdinando Apap – Hibernians Malta
Luke Tabone – Gżira United Malta
Steve Borg – Ħamrun Spartans Malta
Karl Micallef – Gudja United Malta
James Brown – St. Johnston Scotland
Triston Caruana – Valletta Malta
Zach Muscat – Farense Portugal
Enrico Pepe – Birkirkara Malta

Juan Corbalan – Ħamrun Spartans Malta
Ryan Camenzuli – Ħamrun Spartans Malta
Adam Magri Overend – Floriana Malta
Steven Pisani – Gżira United Malta
Matthew Guillaumier – Ħamrun Spartans Malta
Cain Attard – Birkirkara Malta
Nikolai Muscat – Gżira United Malta
Bjorn Kristensen – Hibernians Malta
Brandon Diego Paiber – Valletta Malta
Yannick Yankam – Birkirkara Malta
Matías Nicolás García – Floriana Malta
Teddy Teuma – Saint Gilloise Belgium
Joseph Mbong – Ħamrun Spartans Malta
Dunstan Vella – Hibernians Malta

Jurgen Degabriele – Hibernians Malta
Shaun Dimech – Valletta Malta
Jodi Felice Jones – Notts Country England
Kyrian Nwoko – Santa Lucia Malta
Paul Mbong – Birkirkara Malta
Alexander Satariano – Balzan Malta

The Macedonia – Malta qualifier will be played on Thursday the 23rd at 20:45 CET.

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