Malta Football Association
Another Tough Commitment for Malta
Oct 10, 2012
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Following Malta’s encouraging display against Italy on 11 September when the cultured Italians were made to sweat before forcing us to capitulate courtesy of two dubious goals, our national team is braced to meet another high-ranking side, the Czech Republic, on away soil on Friday 12 October.


National team coach Pietro Ghedin is aware of how hard the task ahead is, but having prepared his team well enough tactically and psychologically particularly in the last match on 11 September, he can feel confident that his boys will be able to put up another bold performance against the central European team replete with vintage players.


The Italian has made some changes to our squad, some of them forced. It will be a largely balanced formation which will certainly make him go for caution but without forsaking enterprising play in a bid to relieve pressure on our defensive ranks.


It is hoped that our team will come out from their third group B match with their heads held high.  

In the meantime National Team Coach Pietro Ghedin announced his 18 man squad for this match



Name  Club  Position  APP Goals
Justin Haber  Mosta FC Goalkeeper 43 0
Andrew Hogg  Enosis Neon Paralimini  Goalkeeper 28 0
Andrei Agius  Latino Calcio Defence  30 1
Steve Borg Valletta FC Defence  7 0
Ryan Camilleri  Hibernians FC Defence  2 0
Jonathan Caruana  Valletta FC Defence  23 0
Luke Dimech  Mosta FC Defence  70 1
Edward Herrera  Birkirkara FC Defence  5 0
Alex Muscat Siema W. FC Defence  16 0
Ayrton Azzopardi  Hibernians FC Midfield 0 0
Shawn Bajada  Valletta FC Midfield 30 0
Roderick Briffa  Valletta FC Midfield 66 0
Paul Fenech  Birkirkara FC Midfield 11 0
John Mintoff Siema W. FC Midfield 1 0
Gareth Sciberras  Birkirkara FC Midfield 30 0
Michael Mifsud  Valletta FC Forward 93 36
Andre' Schembri  Omonia Nicosia Forward 44 3
Terence Vella  Hamrun S. FC Forward 0 0
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