AFC Futsal Championship 2016 draw to be held in Tashkent on Wednesday

AFC Futsal Championship 2016 draw to be held in Tashkent on Wednesday
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The AFC Futsal Championship Uzbekistan 2016 draw to be held in the Uzbek capital city of Tashkent on Wednesday.

As hosts, Uzbekistan will be the top-seeded country during the draw, the seeding for which will be based on the rankings from the previous edition in 2014 hosted by Vietnam. The 16 participating teams will be divided into four groups of four teams and each group will play a one-round league where each team in the group will play one match against every other team. 

The top two teams in each group (eight teams in total) will qualify for the knockout stage and the four winners of the quarter-finals will qualify to the semi-finals. The winners of the semi-finals will advance to the final and the two losing teams will play in the 3rd/4th placing match. The four losers of the quarter-finals will then feature in play-off matches to determine the 5th placed team. 

The top-five teams will qualify for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016. The participating teams are Qatar, Uzbekistan (host), Japan, Iran, Thailand, Australia, Lebanon, Vietnam, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Chinese Taipei, China, Tajikistan, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan.

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