Eighteen men squad for Malta’s World Cup qualification match against Armenia

Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 13:31


Malta ‘A’ National Team as at 04/09/2012
Name DOB Position Club Club Country APP
Andrew Hogg 03/02/1985 Goalkeeper Enosis Neon Paralimini Cyprus 25
Justin Haber 06/09/1981 Goalkeeper Mosta FC Malta 43
Alex Muscat 14/12/1984 Defender Sliema Wanderers FC Malta 14
Andrei Agius 08/12/1986 Defender Latino Calcio Italy 28
Jonathan Caruana 24/07/1986 Defender Valletta FC Malta 23
Luke Dimech 11/01/1977 Defender Mosta FC Malta 68
Roderick Briffa 24/08/1981 Defender Valletta FC Malta 64
Ryan Camilleri 07/08/1988 Defender Hibernians FC Malta 1
Steve Borg 15/08/1988 Defender Valletta FC Malta 5
Edward Herrera 14/11/1986 Defender Birkirkara FC Malta 4
Gareth Sciberras 29/03/1983 Midfielder Birkirkara FC Malta 28
Ryan Fenech 20/04/1986 Midfielder Valletta FC Malta 28
Shaun Bajada 19/08/1983 Midfielder Valletta FC Malta 29
Andre’ Schembri 27/05/1986 Forward Omonia Nicosia Cyprus 42
Andrew Cohen 13/05/1981 Forward Hibernians FC Malta 48
Daniel Bogdanovic 26/03/1980 Forward Mosta FC Malta 39
Etienne Barbara 10/06/1982 Forward Vancouver White Caps Canada 31
Michael Mifsud 17/04/1981 Forward Valletta FC Malta 91


  1. Dillon says:

    It’s also worth mentioning that their first choice goalkeeper (Roman Berezovskiy, who has been capped 72 times) is suspended for this match, so I suggest we take our chances and test their second choice goalkeeper (who ever that maybe).

    Interesting stat: Their entire forward line has not scored as nearly as many goals as Mifsud alone has, on the international scene.


  2. Dillon says:

    Good luck Malta! I am upbeat about picking up at least a point from this encounter. Quite pleased with Ghedin’s choice (pitty we might potentially be lacking Failla’s quality for a prolonged period. Hopefully, others will rise to the challenge and do a good job).

    Armenia are not to be taken lightly – they have a mixture of experienced players at the back and young-technical players upfront and in midfield. I am sure Ghedin has made all the necessary analysis on the opposition though.

    On the other hand, I can easily see our ever-growing strength upfront penetrating the Armenian defense (they will probably be closing down Mifsud quickly on very ball he gets, thus I think we should play an extra forward to partner our main striker).
    I think Ghedin should opt for a 4-1-3-2 formation. For a team such as Malta (with a limited talent pool to choose from), it’s pointless playing a defensive game against any opposition, when we know there is a high degree of probability that we will concede a goal. So we might as well go and play with a cautions-attacking style of play.

    My personal selection would be: Andrew Hogg (GK), Jonathan Caruana (DC), Luke Dimech (DC), Andrei Agius (DL), Roderick Briffa (DR), Shaun Bajada (DMF), Andre Cohen (AML), Ryan Fenech (AMC), Andre’ Schembri (AMR), Etienne Barbara (Daniel Bogdanovic) (FW), Michael Mifsud (SC).

    I hope we get a good crowd to cheer our team on.

    Forza Malta!


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