Posted on July 27, 2018

Qatar's football team will play in Group B of the 2018 Asian Games to be staged in Indonesia from August 18 to September 02, following the re-draw to include Palestine and United Arab Emirates on Wednesday. Group B also included Thailand, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh.

Similarly, in Group A, hosts Indonesia drew Hong Kong, Laos, Chinese Taipei and Palestine while Group C will see 2014 bronze medallists Iraq, China PR, Timor-Leste and Syria. Japan were the seeded team in Group D and they were drawn with Vietnam, Pakistan and Nepal. The south Korea, led by Son Heung-min, will defend their title against Kyrgyz Republic, Malaysia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates in Group E. DPR Korea, the 2014 silver medallists, will face Saudi Arabia, Islamic Republic of Iran and Myanmar in Group F.

The U-23 tournament, which allows each country to field three overage players, will see 26 teams vying for honours. The top two teams in each group along with the four best third placed teams will advance to the Round of 16. Men's football will be contested on August 14 to September 1 in Jakarta and Palembang.