AFC U23 Championship kicks off tomorrow in Doha

Published January 11th, 2016 - 05:18 GMT

The AFC U-23 Championship will take place from 12-30 January in Doha. Hosts Qatar will kick off their Group A matches next Tuesday against China, before taking on Iran and Syria.

For the first time, the AFC U-23 Championship acts as the AFC qualifiers for the Olympic football tournament, replacing the previous process of home-and-away Olympic qualifiers.

The top three teams of the tournament will qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics men's football tournament in Brazil as the AFC representatives.

On the other hand, the training course for referees and assistant referees who will officiate the matches of the event will be concluded on Monday.


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