AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers

Yemen holds Nepal with goalless draw in first-half

Published On: June 13, 2017 04:11 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, June 13: Nepal is seeking to score in the match of AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers match against Yemen. However, till the first-half of the game neither team has scored.

Nepal missed few chances to lead in the first-half of the game. Nepal has started its game with two strikers. As it is facing Yemen at Halchowk Stadium at 3 pm today, Nepal is adopting the formation of 4-4-2.

Bharat Khawas and Nawayug Shrestha are the two strikers in the playing XI while Biraj Maharjan, Ananta Tamang, Aditya Chaudhary and Kamal Shrestha are defenders in the first choice.

Bishal Rai, Rohit Chand, Anjan Bista and Sujal Shrestha are the midfielders in playing XI when Kiran Chemjong will guard the goalpost.

 Nepal and Yemen have met twice before with the Gulf team registering wins in both occasions. Nepal was beaten 3-0 by the 124th ranked Yemen in AFC Asian Cup 2000 Qualifiers held in Kuwait while it faced 2-0 defeat in a friendly played in 2014 in Qatar. 

Meanwhile Yemen made a winning start to the qualifiers registering 2-1 victory over Tajikistan on March 28 and will look to continue the same form against Nepal.


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