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AFC U-23 Asian Cup

Bangladesh drawn in Group H with Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines

May 26, 2023 00:00:00

Bangladesh have been drawn in the four-team Group H of the AFC U-23 Asian Cup Qualifiers with Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines, reports UNB.

The Group H matches will be held in Thailand from September 04-12 this year.

The ceremonial draw of the first phase qualifying round of the meet was held in the AFC Headquarters in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

A total of 43 countries from Asia, split into eleven groups---10 groups of four teams and one group of three teams-- will initially compete in the qualifying round.

After a single league basis round round-robin league group matches at centralized venue, eleven group champions and four best runners -up teams will qualify for the 16-team final round of the AFC U-23 Asian Cup Qatar' 24 along with hosts Qatar to be held between April 15 to May 3 next year.

Top three teams of the ensuing AFC U-23 Asian Cup '24 will directly qualify for the Olympic Football Paris' 2024 while the 4th best team will play in the AFC-CAF.

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