AFC U-19 Championship 2020: Opponents Malaysia U19, groups, fixtures, results & all you need to know

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The 41st edition of the AFC U-19 Championship will proceed as planned despite initial health and safety concerns caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic. On Thursday, June 18, the draw for the finals was held, and all 16 teams have been placed in their four respective groups.

Contents

  1. AFC U-19 Championship 2020 format

  2. AFC U-19 Championship 2020 group stage

  3. AFC U-19 Championship 2020 dates

  4. AFC U-19 Championship 2020 venues

  5. Past 10 AFC U-19 Championship winners

  6. 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup

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AFC U-19 Championship 2020 format

The tournament will feature 16 teams  - 11 qualifying stage group winners, four best second-placed teams, as well as tournament hosts Uzbekistan.

Each finals group will feature four teams, with the top two finishers moving on to the quarter-final stage. The quarter-final winners will face off in the semi-finals, and the two semi-final winners will meet in the final match to determine the champions.

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AFC U19

AFC U-19 Championship trophy. Photo from AFC

AFC U-19 Championship 2020 group stage

The group stage was confirmed with the 2020 AFC U-19 Championship draw on June 18, 2020.

Group A

Pos

Team

GP

W

D

L

GD

Pts

1

Uzbekistan (Host)

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

Indonesia

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

Cambodia

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

Iran

0

0

0

0

0

0

Group A fixtures

Date

Game

Time (Malaysia)

Venue

Oct 14

Indonesia vs Cambodia

1500

Bunyodkor Stadium, Tashkent

Oct 14

Uzbekistan vs Iran

1900

Bunyodkor Stadium, Tashkent

Oct 17

Iran vs Indonesia

1500

Bunyodkor Stadium, Tashkent

Oct 17

Cambodia vs Uzbekistan

1900

Bunyodkor Stadium, Tashkent

Oct 20

Uzbekistan vs Indonesia

1900

Bunyodkor Stadium, Tashkent

Oct 20

Cambodia vs Iran

1900

Lokomotiv Stadium, Tashkent

Group B

Pos

Team

GP

W

D

L

GD

Pts

1

South Korea

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

Iraq

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

Japan

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

Bahrain

0

0

0

0

0

0

Group B fixtures

Date

Game

Time (Malaysia)

Venue

Oct 15

South Korea vs Bahrain

1500

Lokomotiv Stadium, Tashkent

Oct 15

Japan vs Iraq

1900

Lokomotiv Stadium, Tashkent

Oct 18

Bahrain vs Japan

1500

Lokomotiv Stadium, Tashkent

Oct 18

Iraq vs South Korea

1900

Lokomotiv Stadium, Tashkent

Oct 21

South Korea vs Japan

1500

Lokomotiv Stadium, Tashkent

Oct 21

Iraq vs Bahrain

1500

AGMK Stadium, Olmaliq

Group C

Pos

Team

GP

W

D

L

GD

Pts

1

Saudi Arabia

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

Australia

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

Vietnam

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

Laos

0

0

0

0

0

0

Group C fixtures

Date

Game

Time (UK)

Venue

Oct 15

Saudi Arabia vs Laos

1500

Navbahor Central Stadium, Namangan

Oct 15

Australia vs Vietnam

1900

Navbahor Central Stadium, Namangan

Oct 18

Laos vs Australia

1500

Navbahor Central Stadium, Namangan

Oct 18

Vietnam vs Saudi Arabia

1900

Navbahor Central Stadium, Namangan

Oct 21

Saudi Arabia vs Vietnam

1900

Lokomotiv Stadium, Tashkent

Oct 21

Australia vs Laos

1900

Navbahor Central Stadium, Namangan

Group D

Pos

Team

GP

W

D

L

GD

Pts

1

Qatar

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

Tajikistan

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

Malaysia

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

Yemen

0

0

0

0

0

0

Group D fixtures

Date

Game

Time (UK)

Venue

Oct 16

Qatar vs Yemen

1500

AGMK Stadium, Olmaliq

Oct 16

Tajikistan vs Malaysia

1900

AGMK Stadium, Olmaliq

Oct 19

Yemen vs Tajikistan

1500

AGMK Stadium, Olmaliq

Oct 19

Malaysia vs Qatar

1900

AGMK Stadium, Olmaliq

Oct 22

Qatar vs Malaysia

1900

Bunyodkor Stadium, Tashkent

Oct 22

Tajikistan vs Yemen

1900

AGMK Stadium, Olmaliq

When & where will AFC U-19 Championship 2020 take place?

The 41st edition of the AFC U-19 Championship will kick off in Uzbekistan on October 14, 2020 and will conclude on October 31, 2020.

It will be held at four venues that are located in three Uzbek cities.

AFC U-19 Championship 2020 venues

Stadium

Capacity

Bunyodkor Stadium, Tashkent

34,000

Lokomotiv Stadium, Tashkent

8,000

Navbahor Central Stadium, Namangan

22,500

AGMK Stadium, Olmaliq

12,000

Past 10 AFC U-19 Championship winners

Saudi Arabia U-19, AFC U-19 Championship, 2018
Saudi Arabia U-19, AFC U-19 Championship, 2018

Saudi Arabia winning the 2018 edition. Photo from AFC

Edition (Host)

Winner

Finalist

Score

2000 (Iran)

Iraq

Japan

2-1

2002 (Qatar)

South Korea

Japan

1-0

2004 (Malaysia)

South Korea

China

2-0

2006 (India)

North Korea

Japan

1-1 (p. 5-3)

2008 (Saudi Arabia)

UAE

Uzbekistan

2-1

2010 (China)

North Korea

Australia

3-2

 2012 (UAE)

South Korea

Iraq

1-1 (p. 4-1)

2014 (Myanmar)

Qatar

North Korea

1-0

2016 (Bahrain)

Japan

Saudi Arabia

0-0 (p.5-3)

2018 (Indonesia)

Saudi Arabia

South Korea

2-1

2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup

The four AFC U-19 Championship 2020 semi-finalists will automatically qualify for the 2021 U-20 World Cup, which will be hosted by Indonesia. As Indonesia will play in the World Cup next year  as its host regardless of their result in the AFC finals, if they reach the semis, a play-off stage will be played to find another World Cup participant. The four quarter-final stage losers will meet in the play-off semis, the two winners then squaring off in the play-off final, with the winner nabbing the right to appear in next year's U-20 World Cup, as the fifth Asian side.

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