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Luxembourg name squad for Malta women friendly

Luxembourg’s coach Dan Santos has selected his players as his side will travel over to our islands to rub shoulders with the Malta women’s national team in two international friendlies.

The matches will be played on February 17 and February 20 with Malta set to make their debut under the new guidance of coach Manuela Tesse.

Luxembourg’s squad is mostly composed by domestic-based players, including representatives of champions Racing FC Union Luxembourg.

Racing FC are currently on an 81-unbeaten streak in their domestic league, the fourth-highest active run in women’s European football.

Trailing them by just two games are Maltese champions Birkirkara who have now extended their run to 79 following their win against Mtarfa, on Wednesday.

Included in the squad are also four foreign-based players who are Ana Abreu of Germany’s TuS Issel, Charlotte Schmit of SC Freiburg and Standard Liege’s duo Lara Miller – Luxembourg’s captain, and Caroline Magalhes.

This double-header will serve both teams as preparation for the newly-launched UEFA Women’s Nations League that is set to be inaugurated later on this year.

The Maltese are currently ranked 88th while Luxembourg sit 118th in the FIFA rankings.

Luxembourg last played in November when they lost 3-2 to Lithuania in an international friendly.

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