Joeys and Young Socceroos discover AFC Championship groups

The draws for the AFC U-16 Championship 2020 and AFC U-19 Championship 2020 were held at the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday afternoon.

The competitions will serve as the qualification tournaments for the respective FIFA U-17 and U-20 World Cups to be held in 2021, with the U-17s due to take place in Peru, while the U-20s will be held closer to home in Indonesia. 

Australia’s Joeys were drawn in Group C for the AFC U-16 Championship 2020, which is scheduled to be contested in Bahrain on dates yet to be confirmed by AFC in late 2020. 

In Bahrain, the Joeys will play Korea Republic, India, and Uzbekistan in the group stage. 

Australia’s Young Socceroos were drawn in Group C for the AFC U-19 Championship 2020, which is scheduled to be held in Uzbekistan from October 14 to 31.

In Uzbekistan, the Young Socceroos will face Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, and Laos in the group stage. 

For the full draw, please visit www.the-afc.com.