Sri Lanka to host AFC U16 Women’s Qualifiers

AFC U16 Women’s Championship Qualifiers

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Sri Lanka will host the AFC U16 Women’s Championship Qualifiers – Round 1 from 15th – 23rd September at CR & FC grounds.

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Sri Lanka will host Group A of the Qualifiers Round 1, alongside China PR – fourth in the 2017 edition, Uzbekistan, Jordan and Guam, who all have made one appearance in the Finals in previous editions.

This is the 1st qualifying round for the Championship tournament which will be played between February/March 2019 in Thailand.

4 teams, hosts Thailand, Japan, South Korea and DPR Korea have qualified automatically. The remaining 30 teams in Asia will be drawn in 6 groups and will compete to fill the final 4 spots.  

Defending champions DPR Korea have won consecutive titles and will be looking for their third in a row and fourth overall. Other winners are Japan (3) and South Korea (1).

This is the first time the Island nation is taking part in the AFC U16 women’s category.

Sri Lanka have been preparing for this tournament with the team which took part in the recent SAFF U15 Women’s championship which was held in Bhutan.  Despite losing both matches with a huge margin, the Sri Lankan team has gained much needed international experience.

Having the qualifying matches played on home soil, it gives added motivation to the girls to do well in front of the local fans.

There has been additional player inclusion to the existing squad in order to select the best team and give more opportunity for those players who missed out on the earlier tournament.

Read: Bhutan pounds Sri Lanka U15

Schedule of Matches:

15th SepJordanUzbekistanCR&FC Grounds11.00am
15th SepSri LankaGuamCR&FC Grounds3.00pm
17th SepGuamChinaCR&FC Grounds11.00am
17th SepSri LankaJordanCR&FC Grounds3.00pm
19th SepUzbekistanGuamCR&FC Grounds11.00am
19th SepChinaSri LankaCR&FC Grounds3.00pm
21st SepJordanChinaCR&FC Grounds11.00am
21st SepUzbekistanSri LankaCR&FC Grounds3.00pm
23rd SepGuamJordanCR&FC Grounds11.00am
23rd SepChinaUzbekistanCR&FC Grounds3.00pm

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