AFC Challenge Cup info

We should get details very soon about the participating teams in the upcoming AFC Challenge Cup. MaldiveSoccer.com quoted Football Association of Maldives President Ali Azim as saying,

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Participating countries will be finalized on 28th of January and on 2nd February the host country will be decided after an AFC meeting".

He also added that the Maldives has a high chance of becoming a host country. So the following questions are up for grabs: who will participate? who will host the qualifiers? who will host the finals?

All these should be answered within the next few days. So just a correction, my previous posts had India slated as the sole host, this is apparently not the confirmed case.