India plays host to the ongoing Asian Youth Football Championship from October 29th to November 12th. However as hosts they have fared miserably, being at the bottom of the table and crashing out of the tournament.
The first 4 countries book their place in the FIFA World Cup U-20 to be played next year in Canada. Jordan, South Korea, DPR Korea and Japan have qualified. Jordan was the big surprise
of the tournament upsetting China 2-1, considered to be favourites to qualify. The other pleasant surprise was the Iraq youth squad that qualified for the quarterfinals only to be beaten by the DPR Korean in a tough match., 2-0.