Drawing-lots ceremony for Asian Qualifiers to be held today


A drawing-lots ceremony for U-17 and U-20 Asian Qualifiers in which Myanmar teams are participating will be held today.
In both competitions, a total of more than 40 teams will compete in 10 groups. The Asian Cup U-20 will be launched from 10 to 18 September 2022 while the AFC U-17 Championship will run from 1 to 9 October 2022.
For the U-17 Qualifiers, a total of 10 Host Associations – Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Jordan, Kyrgyz Republic, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Viet Nam – will be placed in the Host Pot and drawn first.
Meanwhile, the other participants will be allocated based on the AFC U-16 Championship Malaysia 2018 rankings with Japan, Republic of Korea, India, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Yemen and Thailand occupying Pot 1 followed by Iraq, Malaysia, Afghanistan, China PR, Hong Kong, Brunei Darussalam and Myanmar in Pot 2.
Timor-Leste, Qatar, Palestine, Cambodia, Syria, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Nepal, Lebanon and Laos will be drawn from Pot 3 while the Philippines, Mongolia, Maldives, Guam, Bhutan, Macau, Sri Lanka, Northern Marina Islands, Kuwait, Turkmenistan, the United Arab Emirates will have their names pulled out from Pot 4. Bahrain will be the only MA in Pot 5.
For the U-20 Qualifiers, Bahrain, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Mongolia, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Tajikistan, who will host the Qualifiers from 10 to 18 September 2022, will occupy the Host Pot followed by the Republic of Korea, Qatar, Japan, Thailand, Australia, the UAE and China PR in Pot 1.
Pot 2 will include Malaysia, Vietnam, Chinese Taipei, Cambodia, Iran, Yemen, Syria and Bangladesh while India, Myanmar, Lebanon, Macau, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Palestine and Turkmenistan occupy Pot 3.
Singapore, Timor-Leste, Maldives, Brunei Darussalam, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Guam, Kuwait and the Northern Mariana Islands are allocated in Pot 4 while Uzbekistan sits in Pot 5.
The Myanmar U-17 and U-20 teams are under training for this year’s international competitions, including this one. — Ko Nyi Lay/GNLM

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