Southeast Asia

Five Southeast Asian teams to participate in the Youth World Cup

2. Thailand (1997 & 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship)

Thailand qualified for the 1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship as the runners-up of the 1996 U-16 AFC Championship, and again in 1999 as the champions of the 1998 U-16 AFC Championship.

At the 1997 edition of the tournament, Thailand suffered three defeats against Germany, Egypt, and Chile, scoring 4 goals while conceding 12 goals.

The young War Elephants also failed to score a single point in 1999, losing to Ghana, Mexico, and Spain. They scored just one goal and conceded 17 goals in the process.