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Maldives national under-23 football team

The Maldives national Under-23 football team, also known as Maldives Under-23s or Maldives U23(s), is considered to be the feeder team for the Maldives national football team, and is controlled by the Football Association of Maldives.

 Maldives
Nickname(s)Red Snappers
AssociationFootball Association of Maldives
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationSAFF (South Asia)
Head coachAssad Abdul Ghanee
FIFA codeMDV
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
First international
Maldives 0-4 south korea

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Asian GamesEdit

2002Edit

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.

2006Edit

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.

2010Edit

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,[1] but they managed to draw with a score of 0–0 against Pakistan[2] and Thailand.[3]

AFC U-22 Asian CupEdit

2014 AFC U-22 Asian Cup QualificationEdit

In 2012 it was announced that Maldives U23 would participate in the qualifying round of the inaugural AFC U-22 Asian Cup in June 2012.[4]

Competitive RecordEdit

Recent Fixtures and resultsEdit

2012Edit

2013Edit

2014Edit

2015Edit

Date Tournament Location Opponent Stadium Score Maldivian Scorers
23 March 2015
2016 AFC U-23 Championship Qualifiers
  Muscat, Oman   Lebanon
Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex
1 – 2
  4' Irufaan
25 March 2015
2016 AFC U-23 Championship Qualifiers
  Muscat, Oman   Bahrain
Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex
0 – 3
27 March 2015
2016 AFC U-23 Championship Qualifiers
  Muscat, Oman   Iraq
Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex
1 – 7
  27' Hamza
23 March 2015
2016 AFC U-23 Championship Qualifiers
  Muscat, Oman   Oman
Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex
0 – 5

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up to the squad for 2016 AFC U-23 Championship qualification

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ibrahim Labaan Shareef (1996-01-18) January 18, 1996 (age 23)   Mahibadhoo
2 2DF Ibrahim Hamdhaan (1993-01-21) January 21, 1993 (age 26)   Eagles
3 2DF Mohamed Ihsan   Maziya
4 2DF Hussain Sifaau Yoosuf   Maziya
5 3MF Hussain Nihaan (1992-06-06) June 6, 1992 (age 27)   Victory
6 3MF Mohamed Irufaan (Captain) (1994-07-24) July 24, 1994 (age 25)   Maziya
7 3MF Abdul Wahid Ibrahim (1993-07-18) July 18, 1993 (age 26)   Maziya
8 3MF Ahmed Visam   Valencia
9 3MF Mohamed Sadin Abdul Hannan (1996-02-18) February 18, 1996 (age 23)   Maziya
10 3MF Ismail Ahmed   Maziya
11 4FW Ahmed Rizuvan (1995-06-04) June 4, 1995 (age 24)   Maziya
12 3MF Hassan Shius   Maziya
13 2DF Ibrahim Haseeb (1995-08-22) August 22, 1995 (age 23)   Eagles
14 4FW Mohamed Muslih (1993-09-30) September 30, 1993 (age 25)   Eagles
15 2DF Gasim Samaam (1993-02-05) February 5, 1993 (age 26)   Maziya
16 3MF Ahmed Suhail (1995-06-07) June 7, 1995 (age 24)   New Radiant
17 3MF Hamza Mohamed (1995-02-17) February 17, 1995 (age 24)   New Radiant
18 1GK Mohamed Jazlaan (1993-04-12) April 12, 1993 (age 26)   Eagles
19 2DF Mohamed Saaif (1994-03-17) March 17, 1994 (age 25)   Maziya
20 3MF Mohamed Hamdhoon (1996-06-07) June 7, 1996 (age 23)   Eagles
22 3MF Hafiz Ahmed   Eagles
23 2DF Ismail Farooq   Eagles
25 1GK Iyaan Abdul Aleen   Maziya

CoachesEdit

Name Nat Period
István Urbányi   2011–2013
Drago Mamić   2014
Assad Abdul Ghanee[5]   2015–

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Maldives-U23 1-3 Oman-U23". envivo24.com. 7 November 2010. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Maldives 0 - 0 Pakistan: Maldives loses a golden chance". maldivesoccer.com. 10 November 2010. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Asian Games: Maldives held Thailand to finish third". maldivesoccer.com. 11 November 2010. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  4. ^ "AFC U-22 Asian Cup Qualifiers draw results". the-afc.com. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  5. ^ Assad to coach u23 side. Vaguthu (Dhivehi)

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