Riyadi will be without talisman Ahmad for the regional showpiece event.
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Riyadi were drawn with ES Sahel, Egypt's Sporting and reigning champions Rayyan of Qatar in Group C. Many observers have been critical of the draw, with Group C arguably featuring the top four teams of the competition after Morocco's Sala announced their withdrawal.The Lebanese champions received a hammer blow only a few days ago when it was announced that Egyptian-Lebanese ace Ismael Ahmad would miss the tournament through injury.Riyadi and Sporting met just two weeks ago in the Hussam Din Hariri tournament when the Lebanese side won in the preliminary stage 78-66 .Only the top three teams qualify from the Asian zone to the U-17 World Championship.
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