SYDNEY (11 Oct 2015) – Australia and Thailand have joined Group G winners Vietnam for the AFC Under-19 Championship next year in Bahrain.
After the rounds of qualifications from across the region, Australia have emerged as the second best runners-up among all groups while Thailand, emerged as third best runners-up.
A total of 16 teams will compete for honours and they include host nation Bahrain, the 10 qualifying group winners and the five teams who finished as the best second placed sides during qualification.
AFC U-19 CHAMPIONSHIP BAHRAIN 2016 – THE FINALISTS
Uzbekistan – Group A winners
Saudi Arabia – Group B winners
United Arab Emirates – Group C winners
Qatar – Group D winners
IR Iran – Group E winners
Iraq – Group F winners
Vietnam – Group G winners
Korea Republic – Group H winners
China PR – Group I winners
Japan – Group J winners
Tajikistan – 1st best runner-up among all groups
Australia – 2nd best runner-up among all groups
Thailand – 3rd best runner-up among all groups
DPR Korea – 4th best runner-up among all groups
Yemen – 5th best runner-up among all groups
Bahrain – hosts