India U-23 men’s football team drawn with United Arab Emirates, Maldives and China PR in Group G of the AFC U-23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024 Qualifiers. After the official draw held at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) House, here on Thursday.
Therefore, Group G of the Qualifiers will hosted by China between September 6-12.
So, Group A of the Qualifiers, to played from September 4 to 12 this year, have hosts Jordan, Syria, Oman and Brunei Darussalam. It helps in vying for the sole automatic ticket to the Finals
Group B will see 2020 champions Korea Republic (Host), Myanmar, Kyrgyz Republic and Qatar contesting with Vietnam (H), Singapore, Yemen and Guam in the Group C cast.
Group F will see 2013 winners Iraq, Kuwait (Host), Timor-Leste and Macau doing battle with United Arab Emirates, India, Maldives and hosts China PR and the Group G teams.
Besides, Hosts Thailand lead Group H with Malaysia, Bangladesh and Philippines also aiming for a place in the Finals. While Group I will see Australia, Tajikistan (Host), Laos and DPR Korea locking horns.
Defending champions Saudi Arabia (H), Cambodia, Lebanon and Mongolia drawn in Group J.
While the three-team Group K will be a tussle between Turkmenistan, Indonesia (Host) and Chinese Taipei.
The draw saw 43 teams divided into 10 groups of four and one group of three.
Each group will bplayed at a centralised venue in a single round-robin format, with the 11 group winners. And four best second-placed teams qualifying for the AFC U-23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024.
They will join Qatar, who have received automatic qualification as hosts. Thus to form the final cast of 16 at the tournament. This to be played between April 15 to May 3, 2024.