Doha to host Under-19 Asian Cup qualifiers in October

on Tuesday, 11 June 2013. Posted in Sports

Doha to host Under-19 Asian Cup qualifiers in October
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DOHA: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Sunday revealed the dates for the Asian Cup qualifiers (Under-19) to be held in the Qatari capital.

Doha will host the qualifiers from October 4 to 12, it was announced.

Hosts Qatar will be joined by Uzbekistan, India, Turkmenistan and Nepal.

All matches will be played at Suhaim Bin Hamad Stadium Club.

Qatar will take on Indian on October 4 and then Turkmenistan on October 8.

Nepal face Qatar on October 10. Qatar will play Uzbekistan on October 12.

The AFC U-19 Championship 2014 will be held in Myanmar.

Korea Republic, who edged Iraq in the final of the competition in 2012, have won the competition 12 times since it started in 1959.

The finals, to be held in Myanmar for the very first time, are the 38th edition of the competition.

The group winners of the nine groups; five from West zone and four from East will book a ticket to the October 2014 finals alongside with six best-placed sides and hosts Myanmar.

Qatar, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Palestine, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand and China are hosting the qualifiers involving 40 countries across the continent.

The AFC U-19 Championship also serve as the qualifiers for the FIFA U-20 World Cup with the top-four sides of the 2014 edition booking a place each in the FIFA U-20 World Cup to be held in New Zealand in 2015.


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