QATAR are clubbed with six-time defending champions Iran in Group A of the Seventh Indoor Asia Cup hockey, which starts at the Aspire Dome on April 24. Malaysia and Oman are the other teams in the group.
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Chinese Taipei and Thailand are in Group B.
The women’s competition, which will be held alongside, features Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Thailand, China and North Korea.
The finals will be on April 28. The winners and runners-up will qualify for next year’s Indoor World Cup in Berlin, Germany, from February 7 to 11.