The draw for the group stage of the Asian Beach Soccer Championship was held in Pattaya. Tournament will take place in Thailand from 9 to 17 March 2019. 15 teams will participate in the competition. Winners will be eligible to compete at the World Cup-2019 in Paraguay.
The draw was organized according to the national team results at 2017 Asian Championship. Teams from Palestine, Kuwait and Kyrgyzstan will perform at the continental tournament for the first time.
Asian Championship-2019, Thailand
Results of the draw
Group A: Thailand, Afghanistan, Malaysia, Palestine;
Group B: UAE, Lebanon, China, Kyrgyzstan;
Group C: Japan, Bahrain, China, Kuwait;
Group D: Iran, Oman, Iraq.