Men’s European Junior Water Polo Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia

Monday, August 12, 2019, 9:54

National Coaches Karl Izzo and Anthony Farrugia have selected the following players for the European Junior Water Polo Championships to be held in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Miguel Vassallo Sliema

Gianni Farrugia Sirens

Julian Farrugia Neptunes

Jake Bonavia San Giljan

Lucas Falzon Sirens

Matthew Chircop Sirens

Gabriel Melillo Sirens

Jake Muscat Neptunes

Mark Carani Sliema

Marco Rossi Neptunes

Benjamin Cachia (captain) Sliema

Jacob Saliba Sliema

Nico Schiavone Sliema

Sebastian Stellini Neptunes

Sebastian Busuttil Neptunes

Gianni Galea Curmi Sirens

The top 16 nations, split into 4 groups, will be battling it out in the Olympic Outdoor Swimming Pool over the next week in this prestigious competition.

GROUP A: Russia, Italy, Turkey, MALTA

GROUP B: Montenegro, Georgia, Greece, Romania

GROUP C: Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia, Netherlands

GROUP D: Spain, Croatia, Germany, France

Malta played their first match yesterday against Italy, where they lost 20-4. The Maltese goals came from Benjamin Cachia, Sebastian Busuttil, Jake Bonavia and Jake Muscat.

Later today at 13:00 they will meet Turkey, with the final group match being played against Russia on Tuesday 13th August at 20:30.

The cross-over matches will be played on Wednesday 14th August – 4 th Group A vs 4th Group C, 4th Group B vs 4th Group D, 2nd Group A vs 3rd Group C, 2nd Group C vs 3rd Group A, 2nd Group B vs 3rd Group D and 2nd Group D vs 3rd Group B. These matches will be followed by the Quarter Finals and the ranking matches spread over four days.

The team is under the guidance of Karl Izzo assisted by Anthony Farrugia. Edward Bonello is the physiotherapist and Karl Galea is the Team Manager. Mario Dalli is the referee representing Malta.

The contingent, led by Joe Caruana Curran ASA President, left Malta this morning and will return on Monday 19 th August 2019.

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