DOHA, Hosts Qatar will kick off their campaign in the AFC U-16 Championship 2020 against Bangladesh in their Group E match at the Aspire Academy Indoor Stadium on Wednesday.
Yemen and Bhutan are the other teams in the group.
Qatar coach Abdul Razzaq Haider has named a 24-member team for the qualifying campaign that would give the young footballers a great exposure.
The Qatari juniors underwent a training camp in Italy from August 1 to 13 followed by their participation in a tournament from Aug 25 to 30 which also featured Jordan, Indonesia, Maldives and Lebanon.
The Qatar Football Association focuses a lot on its youth teams which has done well in the past. With FIFA 2022 World Cup taking place in the country, the junior squads are expected to be a talent pool which can boost the senior side in future.
SQUAD: Abdullah Mohammed Abdul Rauf, Talal Ateeq Al Shaabi, Mohammed Salem Saad Al Qurashi, Nayef Hamid Musleh, Abdul Rahman Faisal Al Dosari, Mohammed Imad Fayez, Yousef Abdullah Al Ishaq, Issa Abdul Basit Al Najjar, Mubarak Al Khalidi, Rashed Abdulaziz Al Abdullah, Mubarak Mohammed Al Jassem, Meshaal Ibrahim Al Tamimi, Mubarak Shanan Khader, Manaf Abdul Karim Al Adwan, Talal Mohammed Taleb Blanc, Adnan Ali Saleh, Mahdi Salem Al Mujiba, Abdulrahman Khalid Mohammed, Hassan Mohammed Hassan, Abdul Aziz Fahad Al Naimi, Nabil Erfan, Sami Mazen Issa, Awab Ali and Abdulrahman Nasser Al Shaiba.
Source: Qatar Olympic Committee