AFC Asian U-19 Championship: Iran draws holder Qatar in Group C

May 2, 2016

Iran was placed in Group C of the AFC Asian U-19 Cup to be held in Bahrain in October this year.

Iran has been pitted against defending champions Qatar, Japan and Yemen in Group C. 
Sixteen nations discovered their AFC U-19 Championship Bahrain 2016 fate on Saturday when the draw for October’s competition was held in the Bahraini capital of Manama.
Draw Result
Group A: Bahrain, Thailand, Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia
Group B: DPR Korea, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Vietnam
Group C: Qatar, Japan, Yemen, IR Iran 
Group D: Uzbekistan, China PR, Australia, Tajikistan 
Each group will play a one-round league, from which the top two teams in each group (eight teams in total) will qualify for the knockout stage (quarter-finals).
The four winners of the quarter-finals will qualify for the semi-finals and the winners of semi-finals will advance to the final.
The Championship's top four ranked teams will then fly the Asian flag at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.
If Korea Republic finish among the Championship's top four teams, three play-off matches will be organized among the four losing teams of the quarter-finals to determine the fifth placed team that will qualify for Korea Republic 2017.

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