This was the Maldives U-23s' first competitive tournament. They were eliminated from the Preliminary Round, after being defeated 4–0 to South Korea, 3–1 to Malaysia and 5–0 to Oman. The only goal for the Maldives was scored by Ibrahim Fazeel.
In this year, Maldives were drawn to play in the Group A of the Second Round, alongside India, Hong Kong and Iran. Ashad Ali scored the only goal in the 3–1 loss against Iran. In the match against India, Ali Ashfaq scored the equalizing goal for Maldives, but they couldn't hold India till the end and lost for 2–1 as India scored the winning goal in the 89th minute of the game. The last match of the group was against Hong Kong. Maldives lost 1–0 to them as Maldives were conceded in the 11th minute of the game.
Maldives ended up the competition at the 3rd position of Group F in the 2010 Asian Games held at China. They lost the first match, 3–0 to Oman, but they managed to draw with a score of 0–0 against Pakistan and Thailand.