Australia withdrew from the qualifiers on safety grounds last month after their group was assigned Basra as their hub.

The AFC announced later that the qualifying games of Group H will be held at the Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium in Kuwait from Oct. 14-18.

Australia, Iraq, Kuwait and India are in Group H.

The U20 Asian Cup is scheduled to be held from March 1-18 in Uzbekistan next year.

Teams who finish on top of their groups are assured of a place in tournament alongside the five best runners-up in the qualifiers.