The Bangladesh Under-16 and Under-19 football teams were placed in Group E in separate draws for the AFC U-16 and U-19 Championship Qualifiers, which were held yesterday at the AFC headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Bangladesh were pit against hosts Qatar, Yemen and Bhutan in Group E of the West Zone in the AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers, where some 47 teams split into two zones (East and West) and 11 groups will face each other in round-robin format in the group stage. The 11 group champions and four best runners-up teams will advance to the 16-team final round. The Group E qualifiers are set to be held from September 18 to 22.
In the AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers, Bangladesh were drawn alongside hosts Bahrain, Jordan and Bhutan in Group E and will begin their campaign on November 2. Much like the U-16 competition, the final round of U-19 championship will also feature 16 teams.