The Malaysia Under-23 side captured the hearts of many with their fairytale run to the AFC Under-23 Championship quarter-final, where they narrowly lost to a fancied South Korean side. These are the five members of the squad who shone for Ong Kim Swee’s side.
South Korea may have edged Malaysia 2-1 in the AFC Under-23 Championship but Ong Kim Swee’s men matched their opponents in just about every department – including possession – despite the supposed gulf in standard between the two countries.
There was a time when any clash between Malaysia and South Korea was a big deal involving high stakes. Ahead of the AFC U-23 Championship quarter-final between the two, FourFourTwo looks back on five of the biggest…
Ong Kim Swee’s Malaysia Under-23 squad braved a late Saudi Arabia onslaught to record a famous 1-0 win and become the first Southeast Asian side to reach the AFC Under-23 Championship knockout rounds. So how did we rate his Tigers?
Malaysia Under-23 again took the game to their opponents and this time they got something out of it after sharing the spoils with Jordan for a 1-1 draw in the AFC Under-23 Championship group stages. Vijhay Vick rates Ong Kim Swee’s charges.
Malaysia's Under-23 side conceded yet another silly goal but Ong Kim Swee's men recovered to earn a credible 1-1 draw with Jordan at the AFC Under-23 Championship in China on Saturday to keep their hopes of reaching the last eight still intact.