Seven countries have been confirmed for the qualifier in Malaysia ©BWF

Seven countries have been confirmed for next week's World Beach Games Asian AirBadminton qualifier in Malaysia.

The host nation will be joined by China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, Mongolia and Thailand between June 23 and 25.

Putrajaya's Beach Soccer Ground to the south of Kuala Lumpur will host the competition, with men's and women's triples and the mixed team relay due to be contested.

Both winners of the triples events will obtain a quota place of three players for this year's World Beach Games in Bali.

However, Indonesia, as hosts, and China, South Korea and Malaysia through the world team rankings, have already qualified places.

This means the quota for Bali will go to the best ranked unqualified nation outside of these countries.

The mixed team relay and mixed doubles at the Games will both feature athletes already qualified through the triples.

Several international players have confirmed their participation in Putrajaya, including Wong Wing Ki Vincent and Chan Tsz Ka of Hong Kong, Rionny Frederik Mainaky, Lyanny Alessandra Mainaky, Moh Reza Pahlevi Isfahani and Marsheila Gisha Islami of Indonesia and Siti Nurshuhain, Joanne Quay and Yap Cheng Wen of Malaysia.

Cai Yun, an Olympic gold medallist in the men's doubles at London 2012, will be China's coach.

Groups have been drawn for the mixed team relay with top seeds China, Indonesia and Thailand in Group A and second seeds South Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Mongolia in Group B.

The top two teams will qualify for the semi-finals.

AirBadminton is due to make its World Beach Games debut in Bali, at the second edition of the Association of National Olympic Committees event between August 5 and 12.

It is hoped that the discipline, which is played outside, will create opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to play the sport on various surfaces around the world. 

"AirShuttles" are used to play, with increased resistance to the wind.

Triples and mixed doubles matches are played with a best of five games, with a game won by reaching 11 points.

A mixed team relay has five matches - including women's doubles, men's doubles and mixed doubles.

There are also two triples games - one with two men and a woman on each side and one with two women and one man.

The first match will end until one team reaches 16 points, with the next match taking over the score.

When a team in the fifth match reaches 80 points, the contest is over.