Malaysia national under-22 football team
|Association||Football Association of Malaysia|
|Sub-confederation||AFF (Southeast Asia)|
|Head coach||Ong Kim Swee|
|Home stadium||National Stadium, Bukit Jalil|
Malaysia national under-22 football team (also known as Malaysia Under-22, Malaysia U-22 or Malaysia B-22) represents Malaysia in international football competitions in SEA Games. It is managed by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM). This team was created for the 2013 AFC U-22 Championship qualification, 2017 SEA Games and participated in the 2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship.
- 1 History
- 2 Tournament records
- 3 Recent results
- 4 Squad
- 5 Team officials
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
After Harimau Muda project disbanded in 2015, FAM needed a fresh start for the U-23 team where a new set of players was brought in for the team with the creation of SEA Games Project 2017 team which was then announced as the national under-22 team. The players in the current team mainly consist of players with age around 18 to 21 years old where the oldest players will be below the age requirement of 22 years old when 2017 SEA Games in Malaysia started. With bigger pool of players within age of 18-22, the team will also play in other age-restricted tournament as the younger side such as U-21 and U-22 when needed.
The team is considered to be the feeder team for the Malaysia national football team. It is for players under the aged of 22 and less. Also in existence are national teams for Under-19s, Under-16s and Under-14s. As long as they are eligible, players can play at any level, hence it is possible for one to play for the U-22s, senior side and then again for the U-22s.
Frank Bernhardt era
Frank Bernhardt has been announced as the new head coach for the newly created Malaysia under-22 national football team in preparation for 2017 Southeast Asian Games. The 46-year-old began his new job as national under-22 boss on Monday at Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) headquarters in Kelana Jaya. His first task is to pick an assistant from four candidates—Hassan Sazali, P. Maniam, Reduan Abdullah and Azlan Johar. And then Bernhardt will choose a squad of 25 players to work with ahead of the SEA Games football tournament on home soil in August 2017.
25 players, including President's Cup players from DRB-Hicom and Sime Darby were picked to join the U22 national team third training camp.
AFC U-22 Championship
- Note: AFC U-22 in 2013.
|AFC U-22 Championship Record||AFC U-22 qualification Record||Head Coach|
|2013||Did not qualify||5||3||0||2||17||7||Ong Kim Swee|
- Note: All Malaysian participants from U-22 since 31 March 2016 are only for SEA Games.
|SEA Games Record|
- *Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
- **Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.
Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy record
|Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy|
|Total||Best: Third Place||13||5||1||7||20||23|
Win Draw Lose
|18 February 2019 2019 AFF U-22 GS||Malaysia||0–1||Cambodia||Phnom Penh, Cambodia|
|18:30 UTC+7||Report||Rosib 62'||Stadium: Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh|
Referee: Nguyễn Hiền Triết (Vietnam)
|20 February 2019 2019 AFF U-22 GS||Indonesia||2–2||Malaysia||Phnom Penh, Cambodia|
|15:30 UTC+7||Marinus 52'
|Report||Nik Akif 62'
|Stadium: Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh|
Referee: Steve Supresencia (Philippines)
|22 February 2019 2019 AFF U-22 GS||Malaysia||1–0||Myanmar||Phnom Penh, Cambodia|
|18:30 UTC+7||Hadi 45'||Report||Stadium: RSN Stadium|
Referee: Sivakorn Pu-udom (Thailand)
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Azri Ghani||30 April 1999||FELDA United|
|2||DF||Amirul Ashraf Ariffin||22 January 1998||UiTM|
|3||DF||Dominic Tan Jun Jin||12 March 1997||Johor Darul Ta'zim|
|4||DF||Ariff Ar-Rasyid Ariffin||PKNS U21|
|5||DF||Evan Wensley Wenceslaus||15 August 1998||Sabah|
|6||DF||Nabil Hakim Bokhari||9 February 1999||Kuala Lumpur U21|
|7||MF||Nik Akif Syahiran Nik Mat||11 May 1999||Kelantan|
|8||DF||Shahrul Nizam Ros Hani||25 May 1998||Kelantan|
|9||MF||Thivandaran Karnan||8 March 1999||Petaling Jaya City FC|
|10||FW||Hadi Fayyadh Razak||22 January 2000||Fagiano Okayama|
|11||FW||Jafri Firdaus Chew||11 June 1997||PKNS|
|12||DF||Tasnim Fitri Nasir||19 January 1999||FELDA United U21|
|13||DF||Dinesh Rajasingam||13 February 1998||Pahang|
|14||DF||Danish Haziq Saipul Hisham||12 September 1997||Negeri Sembilan|
|15||DF||Hariz Kamarudin||2 July 1997||Johor Darul Ta'zim II|
|16||FW||Ariusdius Jais||7 July 1998||Sabah|
|17||FW||Nik Azli Nik Alias||26 January 1997||Kelantan|
|18||FW||Izzan Syahmi Mustapa||23 February 1997||Terengganu II|
|19||MF||Danial Haqim Draman||29 August 1998||Kelantan|
|20||DF||Nazirul Afif Ibrahim||20 April 1997||Perak|
|21||FW||Kogileswaran Raj Mohana Raj||21 September 1998||Pahang|
|22||GK||Damien Lim Chien Khai||15 February 1997||Kelantan|
|23||GK||Haziq Nadzli||6 January 1998||Johor Darul Ta'zim|
The following players have also been called up to the Malaysia squad within last 12 months.
- As of 18 May 2017
|Malaysia national football team Coaching staff|
|Head Coach||Ong Kim Swee|
|Assistant Coach||Aminuddin Hussin|
|Fitness Coach||Rastislav Bozik|
|Goalkeeping Coach||Megat Amir Faisal Al Khalidi Ibrahim|
Head coaches records
- As of 25 March 2017
|Malaysia national football team head coaches|
|Ong Kim Swee||Malaysia||2017–present||0||0||0||0||0||0||+0||—|
- Malaysia national football team
- Malaysia women's national football team
- Malaysia national under-19 football team
- Malaysia national under-16 football team
- Lim Say Heng (19 February 2016). "Football to revert to U-23 format after 2017 SEA Games". TNP. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
- Martin Martinez (15 February 2019). "AFF U-22 Championship 2019: Malaysia schedule, time table, matches". FOX Sports Asia. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
- Nik Afiq (25 November 2015). "FAM Terminates Harimau Muda Program". Goal.com. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
- "SEA Games gold medal in sights of new Malaysia U22 coach Bernhardt". ESPN FC. 4 January 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
- Nik Afiq (27 April 2016). "Bernhadt Calls Up 25 Players For Next 2017 Sea Games Project Squad Training Camp". Goal.com. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
- "SENARAI 23 PEMAIN KE PIALA LG B-22 AFF 2019 DI PHNOM PENH, KEMBOJA". FAM.org. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
- Nik Afiq (31 August 2016). "Malaysia U22 players Prefer Call-Up Approach". Goal.com. Retrieved 20 September 2016.