AFC U-16 TOURNAMENT (BOYS) INDIA - 2016 : NEWS
The 2016 AFC U-16 Championship will be the 17th edition of the AFC U-16 Championship. The tournament will be held in India, as announced by the AFC on 3 June 2015,and is scheduled to be played between 15 September and 2 October 2016. A total of 16 teams will play in the tournament. The top four teams of the tournament will qualify for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup also with the host Country India. If India are among the top four teams, the fifth-placed team will also qualify for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. This will be the first time a U-17 World Cup host nation hosts the AFC U-16 Championship. The Championship will be played in two venues one is Goa’s Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (Fatorda) and another one is GMC Stadium.