Thu, 28 Oct, 2021
Kuala Lumpur: With Jordan sealing their passage to the AFC U-23 Championship Qatar 2016 on Wednesday, all the participants for January’s prestigious event are now known.
In total, 16 teams will compete for honours and they include host nation Qatar, the ten qualifying group winners and the five teams who finished as the best second placed sides during qualification.
The teams are:
Qatar – hosts
Iraq – winners Group A
Jordan – Winners Group B
Saudi Arabia – Winners Group C
United Arab Emirates – Winners Group D
Syria – Winners Group E
Australia – Winners Group F
DPR Korea – Winners Group G
Korea Republic – Winners Group H
Japan – Winners Group I
China – Winners Group J
Thailand – 1st best second placed team
Iran – 2nd best second placed team
Vietnam – 3rd best second placed team
Yemen – 4th best second placed team
Uzbekistan - 5th best second placed team
The competition, which will see Iraq defending the title they won in 2013, will begin on January 12, 2016 with the final set to be played on January 30, 2016.