The Afghan beach football team were grouped with Iran, Bahrain and China in the upcoming AFC Beach Soccer Championship in Malaysia beginning from 4th to 11th March 2017.
The five teams were placed in Group A.
A total of 13 teams are set to participate in the tournament which is organized by the Asian Football Confederation.
The competition serves as the qualifiers for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017, with the top three finishers to represent Asia at the world event.
The Afghan beach team are preparing for the tournament as they climbed to 11th spot in Asia rankings last year.
Here is a look at the other groups:
Group B: Oman, Lebanon, Uzbekistan and Thailand
Group C: Japan, UAE, Iraq and Qatar
(By Ziaulhaq Ateed)