National coach K. Rajagopal, who guided the team to victory in the SEA Games which is restricted to players aged under 23, believes the youngsters can hold their own at the senior level and make a strong challenge for the title in two years time.
Several more established players will likely bolster the squad for the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup as Malaysia bid for their first triumph in the tournament.
Their best performance to date was in 1996 when they went down 1-0 to Thailand in the inaugural final.
Malaysia Squad List
Coach: RAJAGOBAL R KRISHNASAMY (Malaysia)