2014 AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers - draw
Kuala Lumpur: Twenty nations learned the path they must take to book their place at the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup at the draw for next year's qualifying tournament.
Tuesday's draw at AFC House saw the 20 participating teams pooled into five groups of four, with the quartet playing against each other in a one-round league in a centralised venue.
The five group winners and two best second-placed teams will join host nation the Maldives at the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup finals.
The team that emerges victorious at the end of the fifth edition of the tournament will join 2012 AFC Cup Challenge Cup winners DPR Korea, who have had their status upgraded and no longer qualify for participation in the competition.
AFC Challenge Cup 2014 Qualifiers – Draw
Group A – Hosts Myanmar
Group B – Hosts Kyrgyzstan
Group C – Hosts Laos
Group D – Hosts Nepal
Northern Mariana Islands
Group E – Hosts Philippines
Matches will be played on March 2, 4 and 6 with the exception of Group B where the games will be played on March 17, 19 and 21.
Source : afc.com
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