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Malta national teams’ head coach Marcolini names squad for training camp

Malta national teams head coach Michele Marcolini has named a 33-man squad as he starts his preparation for next June’s Euro 2024 qualifiers against England, at the National Stadium, and the trip to Ukraine.

The Malta national teams’ head coach is set to hold a one-month training camp in preparations of the friendly against Luxembourg on June 9 and the two Euro 2024 qualifiers.

“As the domestic league of Season 2022/23 has come to an end, Malta National Teams Head coach Michele Marcolini has started preparing for the upcoming Euro qualifiers and has chosen a squad of 33 players for a training camp,” the MFA said in a statement.

“The pre-international window training camp will be held between Monday, May 8 and Tuesday, June 6, when the official call up will be issued.  This will give Coach Marcolini and his staff time to work with the players. 

“Despite being in the call-up, the players who are currently playing abroad will join the rest of the team at a later stage.”

Among the players to be included in the squad is Hibernians striker Jurgen Degabriele who is back in the fray after missing the opening Euro 2024 qualifiers against North Macedonia and Italy due to a hamstring injury.

Goalkeepers: Henry Bonello (Hamrun Spartans FC), Cain Formosa (Valletta FC), Matthew Grech (Sirens FC), Jake Galea (FC Etzella Ettelbruck – LUX)             

Defenders: Ferdinando Apap (Hibernians FC), Luke Tabone (Gzira FC), Steve Borg (Hamrun Spartans FC), Karl Micallef (Gudja United FC), James Brown (St Johnstone FC – SCO), Zach Muscat (Farense – POR), Enrico Pepe (Birkirkara FC), Kurt Shaw (Hibernians FC), Jean Borg (Fidelis Andria – ITA).

Midfielders: Juan Corbalan (Ħamrun Spartans FC), Ryan Camenzuli (Ħamrun Spartans FC), Adam Magri Overend (Floriana FC), Steven Pisani (Gzira United FC), Matthew Guillaumier (Ħamrun Spartans FC), Cain Attard (Birkirkara FC), Nikolai Muscat (Gżira FC), Bjorn Kristensen (Hibernians FC), Brandon Diego Paiber (Valletta FC), Yannick Yankam (Birkirkara FC), Teddy Teuma (R.U. St Gilloise – BEL), Jake Grech (Hibernians FC), Joseph Essien Mbong (Ħamrun Spartans FC).

Forwards: Jurgen Degabriele (Hibernians FC), Jodi Felice Jones (Notts County – ENG), Shaun Dimech (Valletta FC), Kyrian Nwoko (Santa Lucia FC), Paul Mbong (Birkirkara FC), Alexander Satariano (Balzan FC), Luke Montebello (Ħamrun Spartans).

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