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Maldives drawn against Bhutan, Oman and Palestine

Maldives has been placed along with Palestine, Bhutan and Oman in the AFC Draw for the final round of Qualifiers for Asian Cup 2019.

Maldives will host Palestine in the opening match of the campaign on 28th March and the first away game for Maldives will be on 13th June against Bhutan.


The winners and runners-up from each group – a total of 12 teams – will qualify for the final competition of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019.

They will be joined by the other 12 teams, which include defending champions Australia, China PR, Iraq, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Korea Republic, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Thailand, Uzbekistan and hosts United Arab Emirates – who have already qualified to the final competition through the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2.

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