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.
|Association||Football Association of Maldives|
|Sub-confederation||SAFF (South Asia)|
|Head coach||Assad Abdul Ghanee|
|Maldives 0-4 south korea|
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.
AFC U-22 Asian CupEdit
2014 AFC U-22 Asian Cup QualificationEdit
AFC U-22 Asian CupEdit
H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksa U-23 International Football TrophyEdit
Recent fixtures and resultsEdit
|Jakarta, Indonesia||Papua New Guinea|
|Goyang, South Korea||Thailand|
|Incheon, South Korea||Indonesia|
|Ansan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea||Timor-Leste|
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||GK||Ibrahim Labaan Shareef||January 18, 1996||Mahibadhoo|
|2||DF||Ibrahim Hamdhaan||January 21, 1993||Eagles|
|4||DF||Hussain Sifaau Yoosuf||Maziya|
|5||MF||Hussain Nihaan||June 6, 1992||Victory|
|6||MF||Mohamed Irufaan (Captain)||July 24, 1994||Maziya|
|7||MF||Abdul Wahid Ibrahim||July 18, 1993||Maziya|
|9||MF||Mohamed Sadin Abdul Hannan||February 18, 1996||Maziya|
|11||FW||Ahmed Rizuvan||June 4, 1995||Maziya|
|13||DF||Ibrahim Haseeb||August 22, 1995||Eagles|
|14||FW||Mohamed Muslih||September 30, 1993||Eagles|
|15||DF||Gasim Samaam||February 5, 1993||Maziya|
|16||MF||Ahmed Suhail||June 7, 1995||New Radiant|
|17||MF||Hamza Mohamed||February 17, 1995||New Radiant|
|18||GK||Mohamed Jazlaan||April 12, 1993||Eagles|
|19||DF||Mohamed Saaif||March 17, 1994||Maziya|
|20||MF||Mohamed Hamdhoon||June 7, 1996||Eagles|
|25||GK||Iyaan Abdul Aleen||Maziya|
|Assad Abdul Ghanee||2015–|
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- "Maldives 0 - 0 Pakistan: Maldives loses a golden chance". maldivesoccer.com. 10 November 2010. Archived from the original on 22 February 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
- "Asian Games: Maldives held Thailand to finish third". maldivesoccer.com. 11 November 2010. Archived from the original on 21 February 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
- "AFC U-22 Asian Cup Qualifiers draw results". the-afc.com. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
- Assad to coach u23 side. Vaguthu (Dhivehi)
- Football Association of Maldives - Official website