Southeast Asia

Five Southeast Asian teams to participate in the Youth World Cup

3. Malaysia (1997 FIFA World Youth Championship)

Malaysia hosted the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship, the tournament where superstars such as Juan Román Riquelme, David Trezeguet, Michael Owen, Thierry Henry made their names.

On home soil, Malaysia was pitted against Uruguay, Morocco, and Belgium. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the team lost all three matches, scoring just twice and conceded 9 goals.