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Camilleri back in Malta waterpolo squad for World Cup Group B

Jordan Camilleri. Photo: Wally Galea

Veteran player Jordan Camilleri is back in the Malta waterpolo national team fold after he was one of four players that were included by coach Milan Cirovic in his squad for next week’s Men’s World Cup Division B tournament in Berlin.

Malta will be in action in the German city for the semi-final tournament which will be played between May 5 and 7 and will see the team come up against China, Germany, and South Africa in Group A.

On the other hand, Romania, New Zealand, Kazakhstan, and Iran form Group B.

The top team from each group will progress to the next round.

The Malta coach has made four changes from the squad of players that had placed third in the first phase of the competition in March.

Camilleri, who has been missing from the national team since last year’s European Championships, is back in the squad alongside Nicholas Bugelli.

Cirovic has also elected to bring in two young talents in the squad in Matthew Mifsud and Mark Castillo.

Missing from the national team selection is Neptunes player Jake Muscat who will be in action with his club Jadran in the Montenegro championship.

The other players who were not included in the squad are Peter Borg, Gianni Farrugia, and Benjamin Busuttil.

Malta will open their campaign against Germany before facing China and South Africa.


Jordan Camilleri, Alec Fenech, Sam Gialanze, Nicholas Bugelli, Jeremy Abela, Ben Plumpton, Nikolai Zammit, Mark Castillo, Benji Cachia, Matthew Mifsud, Liam Galea, Dino Zammit, Jake Tanti, Matthew Castillo.

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