After Round 1 of the tournament, the first of each group will qualify for the Round 2 along with the best four second placers.
The teams participating in the AFC U23 Asian Cup Qualifiers were categorized on basis of the results of the 2022 edition of the championship in Uzbekistan.
The AFC U23 Asian Cup Qualifiers will be played in 11 countries, these are Bahrain, China, Indonesia, Jordan, South Korea, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.
Saudi Arabia won the last edition after beating the hosts Uzbekistan 2-0 in the final.
Coach of the Qatari Olympic team Bruno Miguel Pinheiro has recently announced the squad participating in Toulon International from June 5 to 18, and in the preparation camp in Girona, Spain.
The 26-man squad comprises Amir Hassan, Abdullah Mohammed Ali Nadir and Yousef Abdullah in goalkeeping; Hassan Al Ghareeb, Dyab Haroun, Seif Aldeen Hassan, Abdullah Al Sulaiti, Abdullah Al Ali, Abdullah Al Yazeedi, Abdullah Yousef, Mohammed Ayash and Mustafa Essam in defense; Usama Al Tairi, Khalid Ali, Faris Saeed, Faisal Mohammed, Mohammed Al Mannae, Nayef Al Hadrami and Nabeel Irfan in midfield and Ahmed Al Rawi, Ahmed Al Saeed, Elyas Hameed, Lutfi Majer, Mubarak Shannan and Mohammed Seraj in forward.
The Qatari team will play in the Toulon International Championship in Group 2 along with Australia, Mexico and Togo.
16 teams will participate in the AFC U23 Asian Cup finals, which will take place in Doha from April 15 to May 3, 2024.
Source: Qatar News Agency