2024 Asian Cup Qualifying Group Draw Completed…Progress in Korea

The teams that the Olympic team, led by head coach Hwang Seon-hong, will face in the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup qualifiers to be held in September have been decided.

In the 2024 AFC U-23 Asian Cup qualifying group draw held at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 25th, Korea was placed in Group B with Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan and Qatar.

A total of 43 teams participated in this preliminary round, with 4 teams in 10 groups from Groups A to J, and 3 teams in Group K. A total of 16 teams, including the 11 teams in each group, the top 4 teams in each group and the host country Qatar, will advance to the Asian Cup finals. The match against Qatar, which belongs to Group B along with Korea, is considered a friendly and the result does not affect the ranking.

The 2024 AFC U-23 Asian Cup finals will be held in Qatar from 15 April to 13 May 2024. The tournament serves as the Asian qualifier for men’s football at the 2024 Paris Olympics, and the top three teams advance to the Olympic finals. The 4th placed team will play a play-off against the 4th placed African qualifier.스포츠토토

Meanwhile, the Korea Football Association (KFA) announced on the 25th that the Group B match of this preliminary round will be held in Korea. The venue and time of the event will be announced later. It is the first time in six years since the AFC U-19 Championship qualifiers were held in Paju in 2017 that the AFC-sponsored tournament qualifiers were held in Korea. It is the first time that the U-23 Asian Cup qualifiers have been held.

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