Nepal have been grouped with Palestine, India and defending Champions Iraq in group D of AFC U16 championship 2018 qualifiers.
Nepal will host the qualifiers from September 16-24 at ANFA complex, Satdobato, Lalitpur.
The official draw for the AFC U-16 Championship 2018 qualifiers was held at AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia today.
Some 45 Member Associations were divided into two (2) zones of WEST (West, South and Central) with 23 teams and EAST (East and ASEAN) with 22 teams. Both zones will have a total of five (5) groups.
Teams in each zone were placed in five (5) seeding pots based on the rankings of the AFC U-16 Championship India 2016. Teams that did not participate in the 2016 edition were added but as the lowest-ranked sides. The host nations for the qualifiers were drawn into separate groups.
The teams were drawn into five (5) groups of five (5) teams and five (5) groups of four (4) teams.
Ten group winners and five (5) best second-placed teams will advance to the final stage of the tournament, along with the host MA.
2. Saudi Arabia (Host for qualifiers)
5. Sri Lanka
2. Tajikistan (Host for qualifiers)
1. Islamic Republic of Iran (Host for qualifiers)
2. Kyrgyz Republic
4. Nepal (Host for qualifiers)
1. United Arab Emirates
3. Qatar (Host for qualifiers)
1. DPR Korea
2. Hong Kong
3. Chinese Taipei
5. Brunei Darussalam
1. Thailand (Host for qualifiers)
4. Northern Mariana Islands
1. Korea Republic
2. China PR
3. Mongolia (Host for qualifiers)
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