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Attard names squad for Euro U-19 qualifiers
Oct 2, 2017
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Malta U-19 squad. Photo: Paul Zammit Cutajar/MFA
Malta U-19 squad. Photo: Paul Zammit Cutajar/MFA

Malta Under-19 coach Wayne Attard has selected a 20-strong squad for the UEFA European U-19 Championship Group 4 qualifiers from October 4-10.


The other teams in Malta’s pool are the Netherlands, the tournament hosts, Hungary and Slovenia.

 

Malta’s opening match is against the Netherlands on Wednesday at the Juliana Sportpark in the town of s-Gravenzande. Kick-off is 16.00

 

In their second game, the Maltese youngsters meet Slovenia on Saturday, also at 16.00, at the same venue as the first match, and end their Group 4 commitments with a match against Hungary on Tuesday, October 10 at 18.00.

 

The match against Hungary will be played at the Sportpark ter Specke in Lisse.

 

The qualifying round is made up of 13 groups of four teams playing in one-venue mini-tournaments. The top two from each progress.

 

There are two foreign-based players in Attard’s squad, namely defender Romario Camilleri, who switched to Italian club Gubbio in the summer, and Peterborough forward Andrea Borg.

 

The Malta U-19 contingent, headed by MFA Technical Director Robert Gatt, flew out to Amsterdam on Monday morning.

 

MALTA U-19 SQUAD


Goalkeepers: Duncan Formosa (St Andrews); Lydon Moore (Ħamrun Spartans).

 

Defenders: Gary Camilleri (Balzan); Romario Camilleri (Gubbio, Italy); Dejan Debono (St Andrews), Mark Fenech (Naxxar Lions); Zach Grech (Pembroke Athleta); Kyle Gatt (Mosta); Neil Micallef (Birkirkara).

 

Midfielders: Svein Bartolo (Pietà Hotspurs); Christian Gauci (San Ġwann); Neil Frendo (Mosta); Jurgen Grech (Mosta); Jan Busuttil (Pietà Hotspurs); Shaun Dimech (Valletta); Marcus Grima (St Andrews).

 

Forwards: Omar Elouni (Sliema Wanderers); Alex Satariano (St Andrews); Andrea Borg (Peterborough, England); Ayrton Attard (Birkirkara).
 

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