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Alex Satariano included in Malta U-21 squad ahead of Slovakia qualifier

Alex Satariano (right) has been included in the Malta U-21 squad that will face Slovakia on Tuesday. Photo: Domenic Aquilina

The Malta U-21 squad has been boosted by the inclusion of striker Alex Satariano ahead of Tuesday’s UEFA Championship qualifier against Slovakia.

Satariano was a second-half substitute for the senior national team during Friday’s 4-0 defeat to Slovenia in a World Cup qualifier at the National Stadium.

However, the Frosinone striker picked up a yellow card in the closing stages of the match that ruled him out of Monday’s World Cup qualifier against Cyprus in Larnaca.

Satariano’s unavailability for the senior team opened the door for Malta U-21 coach Gilbert Agius to include the young striker in his squad for Tuesday’s European Championship qualifier against Slovakia.

The inclusion of Satariano is a major tonic for Agius who will have at his disposal a player of great promise and surely will boost the team’s forward line for Tuesday’s qualifier.

The Malta U-21 match has already arrived in Slovakia after on Friday they suffered a 2-1 defeat in Lithuania.

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