AFC U-16 Women’s Championship 2017 Qualifiers Draw
The official draw for the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship 2017 qualifiers was concluded in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday.
Teams: Korea Republic, Uzbekistan, Islamic Republic of Iran, Chinese Taipei, Australia, Myanmar, India, Bangladesh (hosts), Vietnam (hosts), Philippines, Jordan, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, Guam, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Northern Mariana Islands, Pakistan, Palestine, Singapore and Thailand (hosts)
The top four teams from the last edition – DPR Korea, Japan, China PR and Thailand (who expressed a desire to also play in the qualifiers) – have directly qualified for the finals. The seedings for the U-16 women’s competition draw were based on the rankings in the 2015 edition held in China.
A1 Thailand (hosts)
B1 Korea Republic
B5 Northern Mariana Islands
C1 Islamic Republic of Iran
C2 Chinese Taipei
C3 Bangladesh (hosts)
C4 United Arab Emirates
D3 Vietnam (hosts)
D4 Hong Kong
Each group will play a one-round league in a centralised venue.
The winner from each group (total four teams) will qualify to the finals (eight teams in total). If Thailand finish top of their group in the qualifiers, the second-placed team from the same group will also qualify to the final competition.
The qualifiers will be played from August 27th to September 4th, 2016.
Source courtesy of: the-afc.com
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