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India U-16 to begin campaign against Tajikistan

India U-16 national team

India will play Tajikistan in their first match of the AFC U-16 Qualifiers in Kuwait City on September 21, Asian Football Confederation has informed. Besides Tajikistan, India have been clubbed in Group A with hosts Kuwait, Lebanon and Bhutan.

The Indian U-16 Team had qualified for the Final Phase of the last edition of the AFC U-16 Tournament in 2012 in Tehran.

India play their second match on September 25 against Lebanon followed by a match against Bhutan on September 27. The U-16 colts play their last match against hosts Kuwait on September 29.

The winner of the Group gets a direct qualification for the Final Phase of the Tournament.

All the matches would be played at the Ali Sabah Al-Salem Stadium in Kuwait City.

(AIFF Press Release)