Warm-up match for Malta U-21 Team
The Malta Under-21 team will be hosting ASD Vigor Mellis, an Italian team, in a warm-up friendly on Tuesday, January 14, at 18:30h at the MFA Training Grounds, Ta’ Qali.
The match should be one of other build-up outings in view of coach Ray Farrugia’s Euro competitive itinerary later on this season. It is also an occasion for him to draft new faces selected from no fewer than ten top and lower division teams, as well as a player currently on the books of English Premier League team Norwich City.
The friendly will certainly serve as an occasion for Farrugia and his assistant, Ronald Vella, to scrutinise as many players as possible from his 23-strong squad, some of whom will be making their debut at international level.
Besides several substitutions, tactical permutations are also envisaged, all aimed at presenting the coach with several playing options.
MFA Under 21 Players (as on 14.01.13)
CASSAR Andrea - Hamrun Spartans FC
CINI Yenz - Valletta FC
VELLA Jean Matthias - Vittoriosa Stars FC
BORG Sacha - Floriana FC
CAMENZULI Ryan - Birkirkara FC
CUTAJAR Louis John - Norwich United FC
GRECH Christian - Pieta Hotspurs FC
MUSCAT Zach - Birkirkara FC
SAMMUT Ryan - Tarxien Rainbows FC
TABONE Matthew - Vittoriosa Stars FC
AGIUS Terence - Pieta Hotspurs FC
AZZOPARDI Ayrton - Hibernians FC
BEZZINA Johann - Hibernians FC
BORG Clyde - Floriana FC
FARRUGIA Brooke - Floriana FC
KRISTENSEN Bjorn - Hibernians FC
MUSCAT Brandon - Hibernians FC
SCICLUNA Ryan - Birkirkara FC
XUEREB Peter - San Gwann FC
ZERAFA Daniel - Hamrun Spartans FC
FALZON Daren - Hibernians FC
FARRUGIA Jean Paul - Vittoriosa Stars FC
MICALLEF Lydon - Vittoriosa Stars FC