Nepal, Kuwait to play at Changlimithang Stadium, Bhutan
November 11, 2019 01:19 PM NPT
By: Kamal Subedi
Photo of Changlimithang Stadium : Yatara Adventure/ Facebook
KATHMANDU, Nov 11: The match between Nepal and Kuwait under the second round of Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be held at Changlimithang Stadium in Bhutan following the objection of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) regarding the poor infrastructures at Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu which was earlier fixed as Nepal’s home venue.
According to All Nepal Football Association (ANFA), Nepal and Kuwait will play at Changlimithang Stadium as a neutral venue after AFC approved the proposal of ANFA to host the match.
After AFC’s denial, FIFA on Tuesday last week proposed FIFA and AFC both to hold the games in Bhutan as a neutral venue.
As per the schedule, Nepal will have to host Kuwait on November 19. After playing all the away games, Nepal has to host the home matches. It is currently in the fourth position in Group B with three points from four games. Australia leads the table with nine points from three games, Jordan and Kuwait, both playing three games each, have seven and four points respectively. Chinese Taipei, the only opponent Nepal has defeated, has no points thus far.