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Who they are
Captain: Ki Sung-Yueng
Manager: Shin Tae-Yong
Nickname: The Taeguk Warriors
FIFA rank (as of April 12, 2018): 61
How they qualified
South Korea limped through the final round of Asian qualification and were helped over the line more by the failings of others...
Malaysia head coach Ong Kim Swee returned to Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, having told his players that they must learn from their run to the quarterfinals of the AFC U23 Championship in China.
The Young Tigers' stint at the continental championship came to an end on Saturday, but not before putting in an impressive performance against South Korea.
The narrow 2-1 defeat to the Koreans suggested their place in the last eight had been deserved.
N. Thanalaban's goal midway through the second half gave Malaysia...
Han Seung-Gyu shattered Malaysia's dreams with a late goal for South Korea to send Ong Kim Swee's side home from the AFC U23 Championship on Saturday evening after a 2-1 quarterfinal victory in Kunshan, China.
It sets up a semifinal meeting for the Koreans with Uzbekistan, who thrashed Japan 4-0 in the last eight.
Ulsan Hyundai midfielder Han burst through the tiring Malaysian defence to claim the winner in the 85th minute of an enthralling clash.
Ong's team had fought back from going behind to...
Malaysia head coach Ong Kim Swee has told his players to forget the historical significance of their run to the quarterfinals of the 2018 AFC U23 Championship and focus on their crunch clash with South Korea on Saturday.
Malaysia clinched a surprise place in the last eight of the continental competition on their debut appearance, thanks to a 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia, which saw them advance from Group C.
But while Ong appreciates the significance of the team's performance, he has called for an end...