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Bangladesh to host group matches of U-20 Women’s Asian Cup

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Thursday finalised the groupings and fixtures of the two Women’s Asian Cup Football tournaments – AFC U-20 and AFC U-17.

 

The AFC U-20 Women’s Asian Cup is scheduled to be held in March next year while AFC U-17 Women’s Asian Cup Football is scheduled for April next year.

 

Bangladesh will host the three-nation Group H matches of the AFC U-20 Women’s Asia Cup Football in March next year. The hosts have been placed in Group H of the qualifying round of the continental women’s meet alongside Iran and Turkmenistan.

 

Iran will play Turkmenistan in the inaugural match on March 8, the venue of which is yet to be announced.

 

Bangladesh will start their campaign by taking on Turkmenistan on March 10 and play their remaining group match against Iran on March 12.

 

Read: AFC U-20 Asian Cup: Bangladesh finish on winning note beating Nepal 3-0

 

Thirty-one Asian countries, split into eight groups, will take part in the competition.

 

Meanwhile, the grouping of AFC U-17 Women’s Asian Cup Football scheduled for April next year was also announced Thursday.

 

Bangladesh have been put in Group D of the Asian junior women’s competition along with hosts Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and Turkmenistan.

 

Bangladesh will play the opening match against Turkmenistan on April 26, face the UAE on April 28 and meet hosts Singapore on April 30.

 

Twenty-nine Asian nations, divided into eight groups, will participate in the competition.

 

Source: United News of Bangladesh