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India handed tough group in AFC U-23 Championship 2016 Qualifiers

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India has been drawn in Group E

?AFC U-23 Championship 2016 Qualifiers :

Group A: Iraq, Oman, Bahrain, Lebanon, Maldives
Group B: Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan,Turkmenistan
Group C: Saudi Arabia, Iran, Nepal, Palestine, Afghanistan
Group D: UAE, Yemen, Tajikistan, Sri Lanka
Group E: Syria, Uzbekistan, INDIA Bangladesh
Group F: Australia, Myanmar, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong
Group G: North Korea, Thailand, Cambodia, Philippines
Group H: South Korea, Indonesia, Timor Leste, Brunei
Group I: Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Macau
Group J: China, Laos, Singapore, Mongolia

One team from each group and the top five runners up will join hosts Qatar in the 2016 edition of this tournament. Also, the eligibility criteria is that players have to be born on or after January ,1 1993 would be eligible to compete in the 2016 AFC U-23 Championship.

The Indian team will face a stiff test from Syria and Uzbekistan. However, they should expect some points from the game against Bangladesh, even though their neighbours will have the home advantage. 

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