India in Barcelona group in Champions Youth Cup soccer

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New Delhi, May 10 (UNI) India have been clubbed in formidable Group A along with European giants Barcelona in the under-19 Champions Youth Cup football tournament to be held in Malaysia from August 2-17.

India are the minnows in the group which includes PSV Eidenhoven and Brazilian club Flamengo.

India will play their group matches in Kuantan.

The 16-team tournament has four Asian teams - Qatar, China, hosts Malaysia besides India - fighting it out for the title alongside defending champions Manchester United, Juventus and Bayern Munich, among others.

Group B, which includes Ajax Amesterdam, Chelsea, AC Milan and hosts Malaysia, will be based in Penang.

Olympic Lyon, Bayern Munich, River Plate and Qatar are in Group C and will play at Malacca.

Manchester United, Porto, Juventus and China are in Group D will play their matches at Kuala Terengganu.

The semi-finals and final will be played in Kuala Lumpur.

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