The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Thursday finalised the groupings and fixtures of the two Women’s Asian Cup Football tournaments – AFC U-20 and AFC U-17.
The AFC U-20 Women’s Asian Cup is scheduled to be held in March next year while the AFC U-17 Women’s Asian Cup Football is scheduled for April next year.
Bangladesh will start their campaign by taking on Turkmenistan on March 10 and play their remaining group match against Iran on March 12, the venue of which is yet to be announced.
Thirty-one Asian countries, split into eight groups, will take part in the competition. Meanwhile, the grouping of AFC U-17 Women’s Asian Cup Football scheduled for April next year was also announced on Thursday.
Bangladesh have been put in Group D of the Asian junior women’s competition along with the hosts Singapore, United Arab Emirates and Turkmenistan.
Bangladesh will play the opening match against Turkmenistan on April 26, face the UAE on April 28 and meet the hosts Singapore on April 30.
Twenty-nine Asian nations, divided into eight groups, will participate in the competition.