Indonesia welcome qualifications Asian Cup U-17 and U-20 which will take place in September and October.
The certainty that Indonesia will host the qualifier for both age groups is based on a statement released by AFC on Thursday (19/5).
The U-17 Asian Cup qualifiers will take place from October 1-9, while the U-20 Asian Cup qualifiers will take place from September 10-18, 2022.
In the press release on the official website FCAThe U-17 and U-20 Asian Cup qualifiers will feature 44 teams divided into 10 groups.
The U-17 and U-20 Asian Cup qualifying group stages will take place in 10 host countries, including Indonesia.
Indonesia will host the U-17 Asian Cup qualifiers along with Australia, Bangladesh, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.
The AFC U-17 and U-20 Cup qualifying draw will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Tuesday (24/5) at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. local time or 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. WIB.
The Asian U-17 and U-20 Cup is a new era of age group football championships in Asia. U-17 replaces U-16 while U-20 replaces U-19.
Therefore, the draw for the U-17 Asian Cup qualifiers will use a split based on the 2018 Asian U-16 Cup ranking in Malaysia, with Japan, South Korea, India , Iran, Yemen and Thailand in Pot 1.[Gambas:Video CNN]
While Iraq, Malaysia, Afghanistan, China, Hong Kong and Brunei Darussalam are in Pot 2. Myanmar, Timor Leste, Palestine, Syria, Singapore, Taiwan and Nepal are in Pot 4.
Meanwhile, Lebanon, Fili[ina, Mongolia, Maladewa, Guan, Bhutan, Makau, Sri Lanka, dan Kepulauan Marina Utara di Pot 4. Disusul Kuwait, Turkmenistan, Uni Emirat Arab, dan Bahrain di Pot 5.
Drawing kualifikasi Piala Asia U-20 akan berdasarkan hasil Piala Asia U-19 2018 di Indonesia. Indonesia jadi tuan rumah ajang ini bersama Bahrain, Irak, Yordania, Kirgistan, Laos, Mongolia, Oman, Aran Saudi, dan Tajikistan.
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