Work cut out for Malaysia U19

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Malaysia will have their work cut out to qualify for next year’s AFC Under-19 Championship when they were draw in a tough Group G of the qualifying round.

The qualifiers will be held on 2-10 November, 2019.

The Malaysian lads will be up against qualifying hosts Cambodia, who missed the 2018 edition on goal difference,  Thailand, Brunei Darusslam and also Northern Mariana Islands.

Australia are in Group H against qualifying hosts Chinese Taipei Laos and Macau while  and Australia in Group H, while Group I will have seven-time champions Myanmar playing against Singapore, China PR and 12-time champions Korea Republic.

Vietnam will be making their sixth appearance in the Finals and have Guam, Mongolia and 2016 champions Japan in Group J.

Three-time champions DPR Korea have never missed qualifying for the Finals since 2006 and will face Indonesia, Timor Leste and Hong Kong in Group K.

Top spot in the respective groups will earn direct qualification, while the four best second-placed teams will also advance to the 2020 Finals.

Should the yet to be determined host for the Finals finish either top of their group or among the best four second-placed teams, the next (5th) second-placed team in the ranking among all groups will qualify instead.

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