Ghedin names provisional squad
National coach Pietro Ghedin named the provisional squad ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Slovenia in programme on November 11 and the international friendly match against Iceland scheduled four days later. The squad includes some new faces who were promoted from the Under-21 squad. These are defenders Samir Arab of Balzan, Daniel Zerafa of Tarxien Rainbows and Sam Magri of Dover Athletic. Barnet midfielder Luke Gambin makes his return after serving a two-match ban but Roderick Briffa is still ruled out injured. Jonathan Caruana, who was sent off in the last game against Lithuania, is not part of the squad. The players selected by Ghedin are:
Justin Haber (Floriana), Andrew Hogg (Hibs), Henry Bonello (Valletta);
Steve Borg (Valletta), Andrei Agius (Hibs), Samir Arab (Balzan), Zach Muscat (Arezzo), Alex Muscat (Sliema), Ryan Camilleri (Valletta), Ryan Camenzuli (Floriana), Joseph Zerafa (Birkirkara), Clayton Failla (Hibs), Sam Magri (Dover), Daniel Zerafa (Tarxien);
Paul Fenech (Balzan), Bjorn Kristensen (Hibs), Mark Scerri (Sliema), Gareth Sciberras (Birkirkara), Luke Gambin (Barnet), Andre’ Schembri (Boavista), Rowen Muscat (Birkirkara), Ryan Scicluna (Birkirkara), Steve Pisani (Floriana);
Michael Mifsud (Valletta), Jean Paul Farrugia (Sliema), Alfred Effiong (Balzan).