Malaysia national under-23 football team


Malaysia national under-23 football team
Malaysia U-23
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Harimau Muda
(Young Tigers)
Association Football Association of Malaysia
Head coach Malaysia Ong Kim Swee
Captain Baddrol Bakhtiar
Home stadium National Stadium, Bukit Jalil
FIFA code MAS
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Malaysia Malaysia 5–0 Philippines Philippines
(Seoul, South Korea; May 20, 1991)
Biggest win
Malaysia Malaysia 11–0 Timor-Leste East Timor
(Vientiane, Laos; December 2, 2009)
Biggest defeat
 Thailand 9–0 Malaysia Malaysia
(Bangkok, Thailand; November 1998)
SEA Games
Appearances 4 (First in 2001)
Best result Gold Medalist 1st, 2009

Malaysia national under-23 football team (also known as Malaysia Under-23, Malaysia U-23 or Malaysia Olympic Team) represents Malaysia in international football competitions in Olympic Games, Asian Games and SEA Games, as well as any other under-23 international football tournaments. It is one of the strongest under-23 team in southeast Asia alongside Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Its main rivals are Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand. It is controlled by the Football Association of Malaysia.

Contents

History

The team is considered to be the feeder team for the Malaysia national football team. It is for players aged 23 and less, however 3 senior players can also be selected to play. Also in existence are national teams for Under-20s, Under-17s and Under-15s. As long as they are eligible, players can play at any level, hence it is possible for one to play for the U-23s, senior side and then again for the U-23s.

Olympic 2000

After the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship, Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) aiming to qualify for the 2000 Sydney Olympic. Thus, the FAM spent about US$6 million and continue the contract of Malaysia youth coach, Hatem Souissi. Then FAM form a squad known as Olympic 2000 with a combination of 1997 youth squad and other under 23 players.

FAM decided to include Olympic 2000 as one of the team in Malaysia League. Their first match was against Johor FA in qualification match for Malaysia Premier I League. The team won their first match away 1-0 before drawing 1-1 at home to qualify for Malaysia Premier I League. However the team finishes bottom during 1998 season with only 4 win in 22 matches.[1]

The Olympic 2000 also show poor performance in international stage. They were humiliated by the Thailand Asian Games squad in a 1998 friendly match as the Thai's beat them 9-0. During the qualification matches, Olympic 2000 only manage to finish third behind Hong Kong and Japan. It is questionable among the fans how a squad who was playing together since 1995 given so much exposure and with fine talent cannot achieve the expectation.

International scene

The Malaysia national football team uses the same squad for the Under-23 team and the national team under the new management of Datuk K. Rajagopal. Malaysia national football team uses players below the age of 23, together with their senior players like Safee Sali and Mohd Norhafiz Zamani Misbah. This was set for the national team to prepare the challenges ahead of them.

Malaysia used the Under-23 team for the upcoming tournament such as the Ho Chi Minh City Cup, 2010 Asian Games and 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup.[2] Malaysia used this way since the Football Association of Malaysia chairman, HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah, planned this and set the plan mainly for K. Rajagopal. This is as a result after the humiliation lost 0-5 to the United Arab Emirates at the 2011 Asian Cup Qualifiers.

Honours

Tournament records

Olympic Games

Olympic Games Record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
France 1900 to
Italy 1960
Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Japan 1964 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Mexico 1968 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
West Germany 1972 Round 1 10/16 3 1 0 2 3 9
Canada 1976 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Soviet Union 1980 Qualify but boycott - - - - - - -
United States 1984 to
China 2008
Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
United Kingdom 2012 TBD - - - - - - -
Total 2/24 - 3 1 0 2 3 9
Olympic Games History
Year Round Score Result
1972 Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 0 – 3  West Germany Loss
Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 3 – 0  United States Win
Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 0 – 6  Morocco Loss
Pre-Olympic Tournament History
Year Round Score Result
2012 Preliminary Round Malaysia Malaysia 2 – 0  Pakistan Win
Preliminary Round Malaysia Malaysia 0 – 0  Pakistan Draw
Round 2 Malaysia Malaysia 0 – 0  Lebanon Draw
Round 2 Malaysia Malaysia 2 – 1  Lebanon Win
Round 3 Malaysia Malaysia 0 – 2  Japan Loss
Round 3 Malaysia Malaysia  Syria
Round 3 Malaysia Malaysia  Bahrain
Round 3 Malaysia Malaysia  Bahrain
Round 3 Malaysia Malaysia  Japan
Round 3 Malaysia Malaysia  Syria

Asian Games

Asian Games Record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
South Korea 2002 Round 1 11/16 3 1 0 2 3 6
Qatar 2006 Round 1 23/24 3 0 0 3 2 10
China 2010 Round 2 15/24 4 1 0 3 3 9
Total 3/3 - 10 1 0 8 8 25
Asian Games History
Year Round Score Result
2002 Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 0 – 1  Oman Loss
Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 0 – 4  South Korea Loss
Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 3 – 1  Maldives Win
2006 Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 1 – 3  Oman Loss
Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 1 – 3  China PR Loss
Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 0 – 4  Iraq Loss
2010 Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 2 – 1  Kyrgyzstan Win
Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 0 – 2  Japan Loss
Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 0 – 3  China PR Loss
Round of 16 Malaysia Malaysia 1 – 3  Iran Loss
Since 2002, Football at the Asian Games changes into Under-23 tournament.

SEA Games

SEA Games Record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Malaysia 2001 Runners-up 2/9 5 4 0 1 10 2
Vietnam 2003 Third Place 3/8 5 3 1 1 17 8
Philippines 2005 Third Place 3/9 5 3 0 2 12 6
Thailand 2007 Round 1 5/8 3 1 1 1 6 4
Laos 2009 Champions 1/9 6 5 0 1 22 5
Indonesia 2011 Champions 1/11 6 5 1 0 9 3
Total 6/6 1 First Place 30 21 3 6 76 28
Since 2001, Football at the South East Asian Games changes into Under-23 tournament.
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.
SEA Games History
Year Round Score Result
2001 Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 5 – 0  Brunei Win
Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 2 – 1  Indonesia Win
Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 2 – 0  Vietnam Win
Semi Finals Malaysia Malaysia 1 – 0  Myanmar Win
Final Malaysia Malaysia 0 – 1  Thailand Loss
2003 Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 8 – 1  Cambodia Win
Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 2 – 0  Singapore Win
Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 3 – 2  Myanmar Win
Semi Finals Malaysia Malaysia 3 – 4  Vietnam Loss
Third Place Malaysia Malaysia 1 – 1  Myanmar Win*
2005 Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 5 – 0  Cambodia Win
Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 1 – 2  Thailand Loss
Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 4 – 2  Philippines Win
Semi Finals Malaysia Malaysia 1 – 2  Vietnam Loss
Third Place Malaysia Malaysia 1 – 0  Indonesia Win
2007 Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 1 – 3  Vietnam Loss
Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 4 – 0  Laos Win
Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 1 – 1  Singapore Draw
2009 Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 11 – 0  Timor-Leste Win
Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 1 – 3  Vietnam Loss
Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 4 – 0  Cambodia Win
Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 2 – 1  Thailand Win
Semi Finals Malaysia Malaysia 3 – 1  Laos Win
Final Malaysia Malaysia 1 – 0  Vietnam Win
2011 Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 0 – 0  Singapore Draw
Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 2 – 1  Thailand Win
Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 4 – 1  Cambodia Win
Round 1 Malaysia Malaysia 1 – 0  Indonesia Win
Semi Finals Malaysia Malaysia 1 – 0  Myanmar Win
Final Malaysia Malaysia  Indonesia
*Win on penalty kicks.

Recent results

2011 results

Squad

Current squad

The following 20 players were called up for 2011 Southeast Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.[3]

Caps and goals updated as November 19, 2011 after the match against Myanmar U-23.

# Pos. Player Date of Birth (Age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Khairul Fahmi Che Mat (vice captain) January 7, 1989 (1989-01-07) (age 22) 19 0 Malaysia Kelantan FA
20 GK Mohd Izham Tarmizi April 24, 1991 (1991-04-24) (age 20) 5 0 Malaysia Harimau Muda A
2 DF Mahali Jasuli April 2, 1989 (1989-04-02) (age 22) 20 1 Malaysia Harimau Muda A
3 DF Mohd Zubir Azmi November 14, 1991 (1991-11-14) (age 20) 1 0 Malaysia Terengganu FA
4 DF Mohd Fadhli Mohd Shas January 21, 1991 (1991-01-21) (age 20) 17 0 Slovakia FC ViOn Zlaté Moravce
5 DF Mohd Amer Saidin July 25, 1992 (1992-07-25) (age 19) 10 0 Malaysia Harimau Muda A
6 DF Mohd Asraruddin Putra Omar March 26, 1988 (1988-03-26) (age 23) 16 0 Malaysia Selangor FA
17 DF Mohd Fandi Othman April 25, 1992 (1992-04-25) (age 19) 14 3 Malaysia Harimau Muda A
24 DF Mohd Muslim Ahmad April 25, 1989 (1989-04-25) (age 22) 18 0 Malaysia Harimau Muda A
7 MF Mohd Irfan Fazail April 12, 1991 (1991-04-12) (age 20) 11 4 Slovakia FC ViOn Zlaté Moravce
8 MF Abdul Shukur Jusoh February 28, 1989 (1989-02-28) (age 22) 10 0 Malaysia Harimau Muda A
10 MF Baddrol Bakhtiar Captain sports.svg February 1, 1988 (1988-02-01) (age 23) 20 8 Malaysia Kedah FA
11 MF K. Gurusamy November 20, 1988 (1988-11-20) (age 23) 17 1 Malaysia Harimau Muda A
16 MF Yong Kuong Yong September 18, 1988 (1988-09-18) (age 23) 5 1 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur FA
19 MF Wan Zaharulnizam Zakaria May 8, 1991 (1991-05-08) (age 20) 13 2 Malaysia Harimau Muda A
21 MF Muhamad Nazmi Faiz Mansor August 16, 1994 (1994-08-16) (age 17) 8 0 Malaysia Harimau Muda B
9 FW Thamil Arasu Ambumamee July 4, 1991 (1991-07-04) (age 20) 7 1 Malaysia Harimau Muda A
14 FW Ahmad Fakri Saarani July 8, 1989 (1989-07-08) (age 22) 20 2 Malaysia Negeri Sembilan FA
15 FW Izzaq Faris Ramlan April 18, 1990 (1990-04-18) (age 21) 15 3 Malaysia Harimau Muda A
18 FW Syahrul Azwari Ibrahim January 12, 1993 (1993-01-12) (age 18) 11 6 Malaysia Harimau Muda A

Previous squads

South East Asian Games
  • 2005 Southeast Asian Games Squads

Coaching staff

Manager Malaysia Hamidin Amin
Assistant manager Malaysia vacant
Head coach Malaysia Ong Kim Swee
Assistant coach Malaysia Hassan Sazali Waras
Fitness coach Slovakia Rustov Bozik
Goalkeeping coach Malaysia Yong Wai Hwang
Physiotherapist Malaysia Mohd Nasrul Ahmad Tajuddin

Coaches

Year Head coach
2010 – present Malaysia Ong Kim Swee
2009–2010 Malaysia Datuk K. Rajagopal
2007–2009 Malaysia B. Sathianathan
2005–2007 Malaysia Norizan Bakar
2005 Hungary Bertalan Bicskei
2000–2004 England Allan Harris
1997–1999 Tunisia Hatem Souissi
1994–1995 France Claude Le Roy
1992–1994 England Richard Bate
1990–1991 Malaysia Chow Kwai Lam

See also

References

External links


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