AFC U-23 Championship qualifiers: Nepal drawn with Iran, Saudi Arabia

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Nepal have been drawn in Group C with host nation Iran, Palestine, South Arabia (runners-up) and debutants Afghanistan in the AFC U-23 Championship qualifiers.

The qualifiers will be held from March 23 to 31, 2015 while the tournament proper will be played in January 2016.

Ten group winners and five best-second placed teams from all groups (total 15 teams) will qualify for the final competition where hosts Qatar await.

The AFC U-23 Championship 2016 will serve as the Olympics qualifiers in every alternate edition. The top three teams from the 2016 edition will represent Asia at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.

The draw held at the AFC House in the Malaysian capital city of Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.