On Wednesday, 6 September, the AFC U23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024™ Qualifiers kicked-off at various locations. At Sheikh Ali Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Stadium in Bahrain, the U-22 Japan National Team played their first group stage match against the U-22 Pakistan National Team.
The qualifiers will be held across Asia in 11 groups, and the 11 group winners and the four best runners-up will qualify for the AFC U23 Asian Cup, to be held in Qatar next April and serve as a qualifying tournament for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
Japan was drawn into Group D, where they will compete against Bahrain, Palestine, and Pakistan. .....
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