DUSHANBE, October 5, 2009, Asia-Plus  -- Tajik young soccer layers begin their campaign in the AFC U-16 Championship 2010 qualifiers today against Bahrain in Kathmandu, according to the Football Federation of Tajikistan.

The match is taking place at the Dashrath Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, the source said.    

AFC U16 Championship 2010 qualifiers:

Group A: Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Kuwait, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan.

Group B: Iran, Bahrain, Lebanon, Nepal, Tajikistan, Maldives.

Group C: Syria, Yemen, Qatar, Palestine, Iraq, Bhutan.

Group D: UAE, India, Turkmenistan, Oman, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan.

Group E: Japan, Indonesia, Mongolia, Chinese Taipei, Bangladesh, Philippines.

Group F: China, Singapore, Guam, Hong Kong, Macau, Timor Leste.

Group G: Korea Republic, Thailand, Vietnam, DPR Korea, Cambodia, Myanmar.

Group H: Australia, Malaysia, Laos.

The AFC U-16 Championship is a football competition, organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) held once every two years for Asian under-16 teams that also serves as a qualification tournament for the FIFA U-17 World Cup.  The top 4 countries qualify to participate in the U-17 World Cup.