|Association||Football Association of Malaysia|
|Sub-confederation||AFF (Southeast Asia)|
|Head coach||Post vacant|
|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 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.
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. [ citation needed ]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.[ citation needed ]
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 Record||AFC U-22 qualification Record||Head Coach|
|2013||Did not qualify||5||3||0||2||17||7||Ong Kim Swee|
|SEA Games 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)
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||UKM||Thailand Training Tour|
|GK||Hamka Daud||18 February 1998||Negeri Sembilan||2018 International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup|
|GK||Nik Amin Ahmad||10 January 1997||Terengganu II||2018 International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup, PRE|
|DF||Amirul Ashraf Ariffin||22 January 1998||UiTM||Centralised Training, 25 November - 10 December 2019|
|DF||Ariff Ar-Rasyid Ariffin||28 December 1998||PKNS U21||Centralised Training, 25 November - 10 December 2019|
|DF||Shivan Pillay Asokan||7 December 2000||PKNS U21||Centralised Training, 25 November - 10 December 2019|
|DF||Tasnim Fitri Nasir||19 January 1999||FELDA United||2020 AFC U-23 Championship qualification|
|DF||Nazirul Afif Ibrahim||20 April 1997||PKNP||2020 AFC U-23 Championship qualification, PRE|
|DF||Nabil Hakim Bokhari||9 February 1999||Kuala Lumpur U21||2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship|
|DF||Danish Haziq Saipul Hisham||12 September 1997||Negeri Sembilan||2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship|
|DF||Amirul Haziq Rasmizal||19 March 1998||Selangor U21||Thailand Training Tour|
|DF||Azarul Nazarith Azhar||2 July 1998||FELDA United||Thailand Training Tour|
|DF||Syaiful Alias||12 January 1999||Kelantan||Thailand Training Tour|
|DF||Al-Imran Halim||16 February 1999||UiTM||2018 International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup|
|DF||Khairu Anwar Khazali||28 September 1998||PKNS U21||2018 International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup|
|DF||Sharul Nazeem Zulpakar||Selangor U21||2018 International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup|
|DF||Asraff Hayqal Zainal||15 December 1997||UiTM||2018 International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup, PRE|
|DF||Ikhwan Hafiz||28 February 1998||PKNS U21||2018 International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup, PRE|
|DF||Ridzuan Razali||11 September 1997||Terengganu II||2018 International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup, PRE|
|DF||Hafiy Haikal Ismail||24 April 1998||Johor Darul Ta'zim II||2018 Asian Games CT, 1-7 July 2018|
|DF||Loqman Hakim Marzuki||22 January 1998||Kedah U21||2018 Asian Games CT, 1-7 July 2018|
|MF||Izzan Syahmi Mustapa||23 February 1997||Terengganu II||2020 AFC U-23 Championship qualification|
|MF||Zahril Azri Zabri||4 February 1999||FELDA United||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||Kelantan||Centralised Training, 25 November - 10 December 2019|
|FW||Haziq Subri||Perak U21||Centralised Training, 25 November - 10 December 2019|
|FW||Safawi Rasid||5 March 1997||Johor Darul Ta'zim||2020 AFC U-23 Championship qualification|
|FW||Ariusdius Jais||7 July 1998||Sabah||2020 AFC U-23 Championship qualification, PRE|
|FW||Afiq Saluddin||21 June 1998||Kelantan||Thailand Training Tour|
|FW||Juzaerul Jasmi||11 July 2000||Kelantan U21||Thailand Training Tour|
|FW||Danial Ashraf Abdullah||8 January 1997||Kelantan||2018 International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup, PRE|
|FW||Syafiq Rizuan||21 February 1997||2018 Asian Games CT, 1-7 July 2018|
|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|
|Malaysia national football team management and supporting staff|
|Fitness Coach||Rastislav Bozik|
|Masseur||Abdul Aziz Manaff|
|Video Analyst||Ahmad Hilmi Abdul Latif|
|Team Doctor||Halim Mokhtar|
|Security Officer||Dali Wahid|
|Malaysia national football team head coaches|
|Ong Kim Swee||Malaysia||2017–present||0||0||0||0||0||0||+0||—|
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