The team’s build-up continued on Wednesday with a double training session at the Malta FA Training Grounds.
From the initial squad named by Farrugia last Friday, Gżira United wing-back Juan Corbalan and Jean Paul Farrugia, the Sliema Wanderers forward, have been ruled out of the Sweden qualifier as they are still recovering from injuries.
No further replacements are planned for the time being as Farrugia and his coaching staff have a 24-man squad at their disposal.
Young Sliema Wanderers defender Kurt Shaw has been promoted from the Malta Under-21 squad, earning his first senior call-up, while experienced duo, Birkirkara forward Michael Mifsud and Valletta defender Jonathan Caruana are back in the frame for the October qualifiers.
Malta have three points from six matches while Sweden are second with 11 points. Spain lead Group F with a maximum 18 points.
Saturday’s qualifier at the National Stadium (kick-off 20.45) will be followed by the away encounter with the Faroe Islands on Tuesday.