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Cast for Round Two of Qualifiers confirmed 


Sunday, September 23, 2018
Australia v Chinese Taipei

Kuala Lumpur: The first qualifying round of the AFC U-16 Women's Championship 2019 concluded on Sunday.


As 29 teams in six groups ended their campaign, the eight teams who advanced to the second round of the Qualifiers were China PR, Laos, Islamic Republic of Iran, Australia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Philippines.

Round 2 of the Qualifiers is on February 23 to March 3, 2019, where the eight teams will be divided into two groups of four, and the group winners and runners-up shall advance to the Finals.

DPR Korea, Korea Republic, Japan and Thailand have already qualified for the Finals next September.


Group A

Colombo: China PR earned a qualification spot in the next round after finishing top of Group A following their 8-0 win over Uzbekistan at the CR & FC Grounds in Sri Lanka on Sunday

Jordan finished second after defeating Guam 9-0 in the other match.


Group B

Ulaanbaatar: Laos advanced into the next round following their 1-1 draw with India at the MFF Stadium in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on Sunday.

Hong Kong secured their second win in their qualifying campaign after defeating Pakistan 5-0.


Group C

Hisor: Thailand, who had already qualified as tournament hosts, finished top of their group following a 3-1 win over second placed Islamic Republic of Iran at the Hisor Central Stadium in Tajikistan. Iran, however, advanced thanks to their superior record.

Singapore ended their qualifying campaign on a high after defeating Northern Mariana Islands 4-0.


Group D

Bishkek: Australia defeated Chinese Taipei 7-0 to claim top spot in Group D while the East Asians took the runners-up spot despite the loss.

Australia ended their campaign with 33 goals and none conceded.

Meanwhile, Kyrgyz Republic defeated Palestine 2-1 in their final match.


Group E

Kathmandu: Myanmar beat Philippines 5-1 to progress as Group E winners at the Halchowk Stadium. Philippines advanced as one of two best second-placed teams.

An 85th minute goal from Sushma Tamang denied Malaysia a win in their final tie as they played to a 4-4 draw with Nepal, but the Southeast Asians finished third in the standings on a better goal difference.


Group F

Dhaka: Bangladesh stayed perfect as a goal in each half secured a 2-0 win over Vietnam to secure top spot in Group F, ending their first round qualifying campaign with 27 goals and none conceded, while the Southeast Asians finished second to also advance.

United Arab Emirates beat Bahrain 1-0 for their only win.

Photos: Mongolian Football Federation, Football Federation of Sri Lanka, Football Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajiksitan Football Federation