South Asia – Japan U16 Football Tournament organized by the Japan Football Association and the Football Federation of Sri Lanka will start on 11th March 2017 with the participation of four countries including Nepal, Bhutan, Japan and Sri Lanka. The tournament will go on till 14th March where the matches are scheduled to be conducted in the league format. The winning team will gain 3 points and a tie will award a point each for the two teams.
Nepal U15, Bhutan U16, Japan U15 national team and Sri Lanka U16 will take part in the event but Japan Football Association has allowed the other teams to have maximum of 5 Under-19 players because of the standards of the players in their team as most of them play in the J-League (Premier League of Japan).
This tournament is organised under the Japanese government program “Sport for Tomorrow” and the ultimate objective of the tournament is to prepare the young squads for the upcoming SAFF Under 16 Championship and the AFC Championship. There will also be seminars conducted by the coaches of the participating teams for Sri Lankan coaches as a part of this program.
All matches will be held in Racecourse Grounds and we request all the Sri Lankan football fans to cheer and encourage the future of Sri Lankan Football.
11th March 5 pm Nepal vs Bhutan Race Course Grounds
11th March 7 pm Sri Lanka vs Japan Race Course Grounds
12th March 5 pm Sri Lanka vs Bhutan Race Course Grounds
12th March 7 pm Nepal vs Japan Race Course Grounds
14th March 5 pm Bhutan vs Japan Race Course Grounds
14th March 7 pm Sri Lanka vs Nepal Race Course Grounds