The official draw of AFC U19 Championship 2018 was held at AFC house, Malaysia on Friday.
Nepal have been grouped with Bahrain, UAE, Oman and Kyrgyz Republic in group A.
Kyrgyz Republic will host the group A qualifiers from October 31 to November 8, 2017.
A total of 43 Member Associations (MAs) from across Asia will participate in the 2018 AFC U-19 Championship qualifiers, with ten (10) group winners and five (5) best second placed teams advancing to the finals along with the hosts. The AFC U-19 Championship qualifying stage is scheduled to take place from October 31 to November 8.
The 43 MAs were separated into two zones, WEST (West, South and Central) with 22 teams and EAST (East and ASEAN) with 21 teams. Seeding for the draw was based on the rankings of last year’s AFC U-19 Championship in Bahrain. Teams that did not participate in the competition’s 2016 edition were included but as the lowest-ranked sides. The host MA for the qualifiers were be drawn into separate groups.
The teams were drawn into three (3) groups of five (5) teams and seven (7) groups of four (4) teams.
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