Defending champions Korea Republic will have Bahrain, Kyrgyz Republic and Malaysia for company in Group F of men's football at the 2018 Indonesia Asian Games draw in Jakarta on Thursday.

Hosts Indonesia, meanwhile, drew Hong Kong, Laos and Chinese Taipei in Group A.

The U-23 tournament, which allows each country to field three overage players, will see 24 teams vying for honours.

Group B has Thailand, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh and Qatar, while Group C will see 2014 bronze medallists Iraq, China PR, Timor-Leste and Syria.

Japan were the seeded team in Group D and they were drawn with Vietnam, Pakistan and Nepal.

DPR Korea, the 2014 silver medallists, will face Saudi Arabia, Islamic Republic of Iran and Myanmar in Group F.

The top two teams in each group along with the four best 3rd placed teams will advance to the Round of 16.

Men's football will be contested on August 14 to September 1 in Jakarta and Palembang.

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