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Malta national team to return from training camp two days earlier

The Malta national team will end their training camp in Austria two days earlier following the cancellation of Monday’s friendly against Kazakhstan, the Malta FA announced.

Malta were due to face the Kazakhs on Monday but the friendly was called off on Monday after the Kazakhstan FA informed the Malta FA that they will be unable to make the trip to Austria due to visa problems.

Kazakhstan’s withdrawal from Monday’s friendly has forced the Malta FA to change their schedule in Austria with the result that Devis Mangia’s squad will now return to Malta two days earlier than scheduled, on Saturday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the national team on Tuesday continued their preparations for Friday’s friendly against Kosovo in Klagenfurt.

Tuesday saw the entire squad back onto the training pitch led by Head Coach Devis Mangia with some activation drills to start off, followed by tactical movements, and set-pieces practice.

Malta’s opponents in three days’ time are deemed as very powerful and have met Malta twice in the first UEFA Nations League edition three years ago with the Kosovans coming out on top on both occasions.

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