Draw pits Saudi Olympic football team against Syria and Bahrain at 2021 WAFF U-23 Championship in Dammam

Draw pits Saudi Olympic football team against Syria and Bahrain at 2021 WAFF U-23 Championship in Dammam
Saudi Arabia will host the 2021 WAFF U-23 Championship in October. (WAFF)
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Updated 13 September 2021

Draw pits Saudi Olympic football team against Syria and Bahrain at 2021 WAFF U-23 Championship in Dammam

Draw pits Saudi Olympic football team against Syria and Bahrain at 2021 WAFF U-23 Championship in Dammam
  • 11 Arab nations will take part in the West Asian Football Federation tournament next month

The Saudi Olympic football team have started their preparations for the 2021 WAFF U-23 Championship, which kicks off on Oct. 4 in Dammam, after the draw for the competition was made at the West Asian Football Federation’s headquarters in Amman on Sunday.

The draw for the 11-team tournament, which will run from Oct. 4-12, placed the Young Falcons in Group C alongside Bahrain and Syria.

Group A pitted Jordan, Kuwait, Yemen and Oman together, while Group B includes the UAE, Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq.

The Saudi U-23 team recently took part in Tokyo 2020, during which they lost their three matches against Ivory Coast, Germany and Brazil.