Bangkok: As host nation Thailand prepare to lock horns with Iraq, Australia and Bahrain at January’s AFC U23 Championship, there appears little to choose between Group A’s quartet of title contenders.
Ahead of Wednesday’s opening matches, when Iraq face Australia and Thailand take on Bahrain, join the-AFC.com as we begin our detailed look at the teams vying for Continental glory across four venues in Thailand.
The top two sides in Group A will qualify for the quarter-finals, while the tournament’s top three finishers will earn places at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Continental glory and Olympics qualification up for grabs at Thailand 2020
Bangkok: Asia’s rising stars will look to clinch both Continental glory and qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games when the AFC U23 Championship begins in Thailand on Wednesday.
A total of 16 teams will look to succeed Uzbekistan following their 2-1 triumph over Vietnam two years ago and Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, the AFC President, has sent his best wishes to the Continent’s future stars.