The AFC U-16 Championship was started by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in 1984 to provide another tier of competitive international football for the development of young playing talent in Asia.
Previously, the competition was known as the AFC U-17 Championship and was renamed to fall in line with FIFA naming conventions and also to reflect the age of the players at the competition.
The competition is held every two years and is open to players under the age of 16 and also acts as a qualifying tournament for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The top four sides in the Asian championship will advance to the world competition, which Saudi Arabia won in 1989.
In Group D Qualifiers, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Syria are participating in the tournament. Lebanon has pulled out its participation from the Championship. The top two teams will go through.