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Laos in group E of the AFC U-19 championship

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 , Posted by samakomlao at 2:53 AM

KUALA LUMPUR: Three groups get underway their qualifying quest for the AFC U-19 Championship 2010 Sunday (today).

Group B, which comprises the UAE, Syria, Qatar, Bahrain and Sri Lanka, play at the Al Qatara Stadium in Al Ain, UAE. Bhutan’s pull-out reduced this group to five teams.

Also moving into action are Group E with Korea Republic, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Macau and Bangladesh vying for a place in the Finals. The matches take place at the Royal Thai Army Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

Group G, which consists of China, DPR Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Guam and the Philippines, also start playing today at the Zibo Sports Centre in Zibo, China.

A total of 40 teams are involved in qualifying action. There are five groups of six teams and two groups of five teams.

The winner and runners-up of each group will advance to the tournament proper, which will be held next year at an as yet undecided venue. One best third-placed team from the West Zone and one best third-placed team from the East also qualify for the Finals.

Source: AFC

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