2018 AFC U23 Championship

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  1. druryfire

    druryfire Member

    Sep 10, 2007
    England
    Earlier this year countries from the East and ASEAN Zones were invited to submit applications to host the AFC U-23 Championship. The AFC Competitions Committee has recommended China PR as the hosts of the AFC U-23 Championship in 2018. The competition will be played in four cities and four stadiums. So far the cities of Kunshan, Changshu, Jiangyin and Changzhou have been identified as potential host venues.

    http://www.the-afc.com/competitions...tions-committee-recommends-new-afc-cup-format
     
  2. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
    Google translated from Tajikistan FA website :

    The youth team of Tajikistan (U-23), which is from July 15 to 23 will participate in the qualifying tournament of the championship of Asia 2018, learns of his rivals in the group on 17 March.

    The draw for the qualifying round of the Asian Youth Championship 2018 will be held at the headquarters of the Asian Football Confederation in Kuala Lumpur.

    Application for participation in the qualifying round of 42 teams have applied, which will be divided into two zones. The western zone includes 22 teams - Iraq, Qatar (host), the UAE (host), Iran, Jordan, Uzbekistan, Syria, Saudi Arabia (host), Oman, Kuwait (through suspension Federation is in standby mode), Tajikistan, Pakistan, Palestine (the owner), Bahrain, India, Kyrgyzstan (host), Lebanon, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Turkmenistan.



    Japan, South Korea, North Korea (host), Australia, Thailand (Host), China, Vietnam (host), Indonesia, Myanmar (host), Laos, Malaysia, East Timor, Chinese Taipei, Cambodia - The eastern zone of 20 teams will take part , Singapore, Mongolia, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Brunei, Macao.

    According to the results of the draw in the western zone will be formed 3 groups of 5 teams and Quartet 2 of 4 teams. In the eastern area participants will be divided into 5 groups of 4 teams each.

    In the final of the Asian Championship to be held from 9 to 27 January 2018 China will emerge the winners of 10 teams and 5 teams, runners-up in their group with the best performance.

    http://fft.tj/molodezhnaya-sbornaya-tadzhikistana-u-23-uznaet-svoih-sopernikov-17-marta/
     
  3. Parisian75

    Parisian75 Member

    Mar 13, 2015
    Do you know more about the pot allocation?

    Here is a possible allocation pot :
     

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  4. Parisian75

    Parisian75 Member

    Mar 13, 2015
  5. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
    Kaptah repped this.
  6. Suren01

    Suren01 Member+

    Apr 9, 2012
    Netherlands
    Country:
    Iraq
  7. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
  8. edrees

    edrees Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Side question, why cant all youth level AFC qualifiers combined? as in, why sperate them into West and east zones.

    Given its always hosted by 1 team in the group, lets put all nations against each other to get the best AFC representative in World tournements / AFC final rounds.
     
  9. druryfire

    druryfire Member

    Sep 10, 2007
    England
    I guess they use it to get a mixed balance of qualified teams.

    But, yes, I agree with you, since hosted by one nation per group it wouldn't matter to me and would help nations in the long run....for example, Thailand always play Indonesia, Malaysia etc in qualification....why not get to play an Oman for example.
     
  10. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
  11. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
    15. July
    Uzbekistan 3-1 Lebanon
    UAE 5-0 Nepal
     
  12. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
    Sri Lanka withdrew from group A
     
  13. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
  14. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
  15. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
  16. William McRashid

    Jan 22, 2016
    Country:
    Iran
    We are eliminated.
    A good thing, maybe for once after more than 10 years we will have a decent coach who knows a little bit about tactics and football.

    2014 Asian games team was also eliminated in such humiliating way.
    However, some of its players are part of this successful NT which qualified to the WC.

    By the way, this is what happens when you don't have U23 team program (in other words when this team is created 3 days before the competition).
    Also thanks to Esteghlal for not realeasing 3 of the main players. Add to this no preparation and friendlies, plus a squad of U20 inexperimented players and you get this.
     
  17. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
  18. (De La)Redstriker06

    May 3, 2003
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Country:
    United States
    Slightly shocked by this but after seeing Oman play at the Islamic Solidarity Games- I think they've got a pretty good crop of players coming up- essentially everything came down to that game- pretty unforgiving, but I agree with the points you made.
     
  19. William McRashid

    Jan 22, 2016
    Country:
    Iran
    Yeah, Oman team seems very interesting. They have good youth program.

    On the other hand Iran doesn't have U23 team, and they took guys from U20 WC with their coach who doesn't even know the position of players.
     
  20. Suren01

    Suren01 Member+

    Apr 9, 2012
    Netherlands
    Country:
    Iraq
  21. (De La)Redstriker06

    May 3, 2003
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Country:
    United States
    Good draw for Palestine!

    Japan will be tough but Korea DPR and Thailand are two winnable matches. Glad that we avoided other West Asian nations.
     

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