Posted on December 29, 2015
The promotional campaign for the for AFC U23 Championship, Qatar 2016 began in Doha on Monday. The official mascot of the event visited Khalifa Model School yesterday. On the other hand, Ticket sales for the Asia’s second biggest men’s national team championship, started on Sunday.
The tournament will be played in Doha and it will feature 16 top U23 sides from Asia, including hosts Qatar and defending champions Iraq. The top three teams from the tournament will secure qualification for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The opening match on January 12 sees Syria take on Iran while hosts Qatar kick off their campaign against China on the same day, at 19.30 local time, at Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha. The final is played on January 30, 2016, also at Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium.