Iran learn rivals at U-19 AFC C’ships

TEHRAN, May. 01 (MNA) – Iran national under-20 football team has been drawn in Group C of 2016 AFC U-19 Championship to be held in Bahrain.

Iran U-19 team has been seeded against Qatar, Japan and Yemen in Group C of the biennial international youth football championship organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for the men's under-19 national teams of Asia.

Group A comprises host Bahrain, Thailand, South Korea, Saudi Arabia while the teams present in Group B of the Asian event include North Korea, the UAE, Iraq and Vietnam.

Teams of Uzbekistan, China, Australia and Tajikistan will compete in Group D of the tournament.

The tournament will be held in Bahrain, as announced by the AFC on 3 June 2015, and is scheduled to be played between 13–30 October 2016. A total of 16 teams will play in the tournament.

Same as previous editions, the tournament acts as the AFC qualifiers for the FIFA U-20 World Cup while the top four teams of the tournament will qualify for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea as the AFC representatives, besides South Korea who qualified automatically as hosts.

If South Korea are among the top four teams, the fifth-placed team will also qualify for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

 

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