AFC U-19 Qualifiers: Nepal competes with Kyrgyzstan

Published On: October 31, 2017 11:55 AM NPT

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Nepal U-19 has started their Group A match against host nation Kyrgyzstan AFC U-19 qualifiers at Bishkek.

Arpan Karki has started at goal, Biswas Udas, Bikash Khawash, Rejin Subba, Suman Aryal, Roman Limbu. Likewise, midfielders Ashok Thapa, Dinesh Henjan, Abhishek Rijal, Sesehang Amgdambe, Arik Bista also have secured berths in the starting XI for today's match. 

Most of the players who defeated Bhutan last September were selected for the qualifiers.  

Nepal is pitted in Group A beginning their qualification campaign followed by Bahrain two days later. Likewise, the young team will compete against UAE on November 4 and Oman in its last match on November 8.

A total of 43 Asian nations that are divided into ten groups is competing in the qualifiers. Top two teams from each group will join host Indonesia in the final round next year.

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