KATHMANDU, March 22: Footballer Sanish Shrestha is going to make his debut in the national football team of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, March 22: Nepal is playing against Laos today in the first match of the Prime Minister's Cup tri-nation football tournament.

PARIS, Nov 27: As Iran prepares to play diplomatic arch-rivals the United States in the World Cup on Tuesday, AFP looks at how geopolitics have spilled onto the pitch in previous World Cups:

DOHA, Nov 27: Costa Rica stunned Japan 1-0 thanks to a late goal at the World Cup on Sunday to blow Group E wide open and hand a potential lifeline to Germany.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Nepal defeated Pakistan by 1-0 in the international friendly football match being held at Dasharath Stadium in Tripureshwor on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: The European Union in Nepal is collaborating with the authorities concerned to increase participation of women in football in Karnali Province.

6th Orchid Cup to start from Feb 25

February 10, 2022 15:24 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: The 6th Orchid inter-school knockout football tournament has been scheduled to start from February 25.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The national football team of Mauritius today arrived Nepal to play friendly match with Nepali national football team.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5:  Nepal's national women's football team defeated Bangladesh's national women's team 2-1 in their first friendly match played at Dashrath stadium in Kathmandu on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, September 6: The Bangladesh women's football team has arrived Nepal to play friendly matches.

These visually-impaired Nepalis not only watch football but they have also created images of the football stars in their minds. Visually-impaired Surya Limbu who is a diehard fan of France said Mbappe must be a bit short and fair-skinned while Messi must be fat and dark-skinned.

KATHMANDU, March 30: The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has announced that the members of the Nepali national football team would receive Rs 100,000 each for their outstanding performance to secure victory in the Three Nations Cup that concluded on Monday in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, March 28: The Tribhuvan Army Club is playing against the visiting football team of Kyrgyzstan in a friendly match to be held at Dasarath football stadium today.

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 27:  Argentina’s Diego Maradona, one of the world’s greatest ever soccer players, was buried on Thursday amid a global outpouring of grief from the streets of Buenos Aires to Naples in Italy.

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 26: Argentines lined up in the streets of Buenos Aires on Thursday to say goodbye to soccer great Diego Maradona, whose casket lay in state at the Casa Rosada presidential palace draped in an Argentine flag and his famous no. 10 shirt.

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 26: Diego Maradona, widely regarded as one of the greatest soccer players of all time before drug and alcohol addiction marred his career, died on Wednesday at his home in Argentina after suffering a heart attack, his lawyer said. He was 60.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: Nepal National Football team is locking its horns with Bangladeshi team in the first friendly match between the two teams amid COVID-19 pandemic.

BIRMINGHAM, England, Jan 29: Aston Villa’s Trezeguet struck a dramatic 93rd-minute winner to send them into the League Cup final with a 2-1 victory over Leicester City that gave them a 3-2 aggregate win on Tuesday.

Saraswati gets first win, Army goes top

January 29, 2020 09:23 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Tribhuvan Army Club shot its way to the top of the table after a slender 1-0 win over Jawalakhel Youth Club, while Saraswati Youth Club registered its first win of the season beating Himalayan Sherpa Club in a 4-3 thriller in the ongoing Martyr’s Memorial A-Division League in Lalitpur on Tuesday.

LONDON, Jan 28: Liverpool are on a collision course with Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round, while holders Manchester City will travel to Sheffield Wednesday following the draw on Monday.

Southampton, England, Jan 26: In a week when the future of FA Cup replays was called into question, Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton will have to play again in the fourth round after a day of few goals and four draws.

LONDON, Jan 26: Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is in talks to buy English soccer club Newcastle United for about £340 million, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters, confirming a report in the Wall Street Journal earlier on Saturday.

VALENCIA, Jan 26: Barcelona coach Quique Setien admitted he is struggling to get his ideas across to his players after the champions were beaten 2-0 away to Valencia on Saturday, their first defeat since the coach took over from Ernesto Valverde earlier this month.

VALENCIA, Jan 26: La Liga champions Barcelona were beaten 2-0 away to Valencia on Saturday for their first defeat in three games under new coach Quique Setien.

LONDON, Jan 26: Leicester edged into the FA Cup fifth round as Kelechi Iheanacho's early goal sealed a 1-0 win at second tier Brentford on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Leader Tribhuvan Army Club could not put its inconsistency aside as it failed to go three points clear at the top ahead of Machhindra Club and Manang Marshyangdi Club as it was held to a 0-0 draw by New Road Team in the ongoing Martyr’s Memorial A-Division League in Kathmandu on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Three Star Club moved just two points adrift of the leader Tribhuvan Army Club as it registered a 1-3 win over struggling Himalayan Sherpa Club in the ongoing Martyr’s Memorial A-Division League in Kathmandu on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: A second-half strike from Ranjit Dhimal sealed a crucial 1-0 win for Machhindra Club against the departmental team Nepal Police Club to go level on points with leader Tribhuvan Army Club in the ongoing Martyr’s Memorial A-Division League in Kathmandu on Wednesday.

KHOTANG, Jan 22: In order to speed up the development of football in the region, the Baksila Gold Cup Football Tournament was first organized 15 years ago. The 11th edition of the tournament will take place in March this year.

LONDON, Jan 22: Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce described it as a wacky night of Premier League action after his side, and Arsenal, salvaged unlikely 2-2 draws and Aston Villa grabbed a priceless last-gasp victory at Watford on Tuesday.

LONDON, Jan 21: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta kept his transfer cards close to his chest and said on Monday that the club were not close to signing new players in the January transfer window.

Army goes three points clear at top

January 21, 2020 09:52 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: A sensational second half performance helped the departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club to go three points clear at the top of the table with a 3-0 win over Chyasal Youth Club in the ongoing Martyr’s Memorial A-Division League in Kathmandu on Monday.

LONDON, Jan 18: Tottenham Hotspur have yet to receive an offer for Christian Eriksen and the playmaker will feature in Saturday’s Premier League match at Watford despite not being “totally focused”, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday.

LONDON, Jan 18: Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of round 23 of the Premier League on Jan. 18-19

LIVERPOOL, Jan 18: Liverpool have been handed a double injury boost ahead of their Premier League meeting against Manchester United on Sunday with defender Joel Matip and midfielder Fabinho both fit, manager Juergen Klopp said on Friday.

Manchester, Jan 18: Manchester City winger Leroy Sane could return to full training as early as next week as he steps up his comeback from a serious knee injury, manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday.

LONDON, Jan 17: Chelsea have handed 20-year-old defender Reece James a long-term contract until 2025, the Premier League club said in a statement on Thursday.

Milan, Jan 17: Inter Milan have reached an agreement to sign Manchester United defender and club captain Ashley Young, British media reports said.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The title favorites Manang Marshyangdi Club and Three Star Club may have faced some setbacks and have gone behind the leader Machhindra Club, but the heavyweights will fancy their chances to cause a setback when the two face in the seventh round on Saturday.

Dybala inspires Juve rout of Udinese

January 16, 2020 11:39 am

MILAN, Jan 16: Juventus forward Paulo Dybala scored twice and was involved in a mesmerising exchange of passes to provide another for Gonzalo Higuain as the Turin side thumped Udinese 4-0 in the Coppa Italia on Wednesday.

PARIS, Jan 16: Paris St Germain secured a convincing 4-1 victory at Monaco in a rescheduled game to open an eight-point lead at the top of the Ligue 1 standings on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: 10-man Tribhuvan Army Club rued chances to go two points clear of Machhindra Club as it was held to a 1-1 draw against Sankata Club in the ongoing Qatar Airways Martyr’s Memorial A-Division League in Kathmandu on Tuesday.

Manchester, Jan 14: Manchester United have held talks with Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon over the transfer of midfielder Bruno Fernandes but the clubs are yet to agree a fee, British media reports said.

Gurung's goal helps NRT down Police

January 14, 2020 10:27 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: New Road Team (NRT) defeated Nepal Police Club 1-0 as Chyasal Youth Club and Armed Police Club shared a point each in the Qatar Airways Martyr's Memorial 'A' Division League on Monday.

BRIGHTON, Jan 13: Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper Mat Ryan has raised A$28,000 ($19,365) for an Australian bushfire animal rescue charity after a novel shot-stopping fundraiser in England’s Premier League.

LONDON, Jan 12: Liverpool continued to break new ground as they set a Premier League record with a 1-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, but for Juergen Klopp it was just another three points en route to the title.

MANCHESTER, England, Jan 12: Manchester United kept alive their hopes of finishing in the Premier League’s top four, with two goals from Marcus Rashford and one each from Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood giving them a 4-0 home win over Norwich City on Saturday.

LONDON, Jan 12: Liverpool overcame another obstacle on the path to what looks an almost certain Premier League title triumph as they chalked up a record-breaking 20th win in 21 matches with a hard-fought 1-0 victory at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: 10-man Manang Marshyangdi Club played a third consecutive draw in the ongoing Qatar Airways Martyr’s Memorial A-Division League as win less Himalayan Sherpa Club held the defending champion to its first goalless draw of the season in Kathmandu on Saturday.

SHEFFIELD, Jan 11: Oli McBurnie’s goal earned Sheffield United a 1-0 home win over West Ham United but they needed a stoppage-time VAR intervention to secure the points that moved them to fifth place in the Premier League on Friday.