Malaysia national under-22 football team
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 including in the SEA Games of the 2017 edition. 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.
|Association||Football Association of Malaysia|
|Sub-confederation||AFF (Southeast Asia)|
|Head coach||Ong Kim Swee|
|Home stadium||National Stadium, Bukit Jalil|
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.
AFC U-22 Championship
- Note: AFC U-22 in 2013.
|AFC U-22 Championship Record||AFC U-22 qualification Record||Head Coach|
|Did not qualify||5||3||0||2||17||7|
- 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.
Win Draw Lose
|18 February 2019 2019 AFF U-22 GS||Malaysia ||0–1||Phnom Penh, Cambodia|
||Stadium: Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh|
Referee: Nguyễn Hiền Triết (Vietnam)
|20 February 2019 2019 AFF U-22 GS||Indonesia ||2–2||Phnom Penh, Cambodia|
|Stadium: Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh|
Referee: Steve Supresencia (Philippines)
The following players have also been called up to the Malaysia squad within last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Khatul Anuar Md Jalil||2 April 1997||Thailand Training Tour|
|GK||Hamka Daud||18 February 1998||2018 International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup|
|GK||Nik Amin Ahmad||10 January 1997||2018 International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup, PRE|
|DF||Amirul Ashraf Ariffin||22 January 1998||Centralised Training, 25 November - 10 December 2019|
|DF||Ariff Ar-Rasyid Ariffin||28 December 1998||Centralised Training, 25 November - 10 December 2019|
|DF||Shivan Pillay Asokan||7 December 2000||Centralised Training, 25 November - 10 December 2019|
|DF||Tasnim Fitri Nasir||19 January 1999||2020 AFC U-23 Championship qualification|
|DF||Nazirul Afif Ibrahim||20 April 1997||2020 AFC U-23 Championship qualification, PRE|
|DF||Nabil Hakim Bokhari||9 February 1999||2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship|
|DF||Danish Haziq Saipul Hisham||12 September 1997||2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship|
|DF||Amirul Haziq Rasmizal||19 March 1998||Thailand Training Tour|
|DF||Azarul Nazarith Azhar||2 July 1998||Thailand Training Tour|
|DF||Syaiful Alias||12 January 1999||Thailand Training Tour|
|DF||Al-Imran Halim||16 February 1999||2018 International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup|
|DF||Khairu Anwar Khazali||28 September 1998||2018 International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup|
|DF||Sharul Nazeem Zulpakar||2018 International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup|
|DF||Asraff Hayqal Zainal||15 December 1997||2018 International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup, PRE|
|DF||Ikhwan Hafiz||28 February 1998||2018 International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup, PRE|
|DF||Ridzuan Razali||11 September 1997||2018 International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup, PRE|
|DF||Hafiy Haikal Ismail||24 April 1998||2018 Asian Games CT, 1-7 July 2018|
|DF||Loqman Hakim Marzuki||22 January 1998||2018 Asian Games CT, 1-7 July 2018|
|MF||Izzan Syahmi Mustapa||23 February 1997||2020 AFC U-23 Championship qualification|
|MF||Zahril Azri Zabri||4 February 1999||2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship PRE , WD|
|MF||Jordan Ollerenshaw||27 February 1998||Thailand Training Tour|
|FW||Nik Azli Nik Alias||26 January 1997||Centralised Training, 25 November - 10 December 2019|
|FW||Haziq Subri||Centralised Training, 25 November - 10 December 2019|
|FW||Safawi Rasid||5 March 1997||2020 AFC U-23 Championship qualification|
|FW||Ariusdius Jais||7 July 1998||2020 AFC U-23 Championship qualification, PRE|
|FW||Afiq Saluddin||21 June 1998||Thailand Training Tour|
|FW||Juzaerul Jasmi||11 July 2000||Thailand Training Tour|
|FW||Danial Ashraf Abdullah||8 January 1997||2018 International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup, PRE|
|FW||Syafiq Rizuan||21 February 1997||2018 Asian Games CT, 1-7 July 2018|
- As of 18 May 2017
|Malaysia national football team Coaching staff|
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- 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.
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