Adding to the excitement and intensity of the competition is the knowledge that the top four sides will qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Indonesia 2021.
Saudi Arabia will have Australia, Vietnam, Laos for company in Group C.
Korea Republic, the tournament’s most successful team with 12 titles and the runners-up in 2018, were drawn in an enticing Group B with Japan, Iraq and Bahrain.
Four-time winners Islamic Republic of Iran will have hosts Uzbekistan, Indonesia and Cambodia for company in Group A.
Qatar, Tajikistan, Malaysia and Yemen will tussle for the two quarter-final slots from Group D.
The AFC U-19 Championship Uzbekistan 2020 will be held on October 14-31.