In a major boost to India U16 football team preparing for the prestigious AFC U-16 Championship to be held in Malaysia in September, the junior boys have been invited by the West Asian Football Federation to participate in a 5 nation tournament which will see the participation of Asian Giants like Iran, Japan, among others.
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The 5 nation tournament organised by WAFF will start from August 1 and will conclude on August 9 and will have Iran, Japan, Jordan, Yemen as other competing nation. The tournament assumes significance as it provides the U16 boys great exposure ahead of the AFC U16 championship to be held from September 20 to October 7 in different cities of Malaysia.
if India manage to do well in the tournament and reach semi-final stage, a difficult task itself, then the U16 boys will directly qualify for the FIFA U17 WORLD CUP, which is scheduled to be held in Peru in 2019.