Nepal has been drawn in Group F for the AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers, UAE, on Monday, January 23, 2017.
As per the draw of AFC held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, today, Nepal along with Yemen, Tajikistan and the Philippines are in the Group F fray.
The AFC has decided to invite Nepal and Macau due to the withdrawal of Gauam and suspension of Kuwait. Nepal and Macau are the top two teams of the 2016 AFC Solidarity Cup.
Altogether, 24 teams will compete in the third round of AFC Asian Cup. These teams are drawn into six groups of four.
Jordan, Oman, Philippines, Bahrain, Kyrgyz Republic, DPR Korea, India, Palestine, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Turkmenistan, Maldives, Lebanon, Yemen, Afghanistan, Chinese Taipei, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Nepal, Bhutan and Macau.
Group A: A1 Kyrgyz Republic A2 India A3 Myanmar A4 Macau
Group B: B1 DPR Korea B2 Hong Kong B3 Lebanon B4 Malaysia
Group C: C1 Jordan C2 Vietnam C3 Afghanistan C4 Cambodia
Group D: D1 Oman D2 Palestine D3 Maldives D4 Bhutan
Group E: E1 Bahrain E2 Turkmenistan E3 Chinese Taipei E4 Singapore
Group F: F1 Philippines F2 Tajikistan F3 Yemen F4 Nepal
The total of 12 teams - winners and runners-up from each group will qualify for the final competition of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019. The host UAE, Qatar, South Korea, japan, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Uzbekistan, Syria, Iran and China are already in the final.