Nepal to play against Bhutan todayNepal and Laos both have three points each and Bhutan is yet to open their accounts on the points table.
The national men’s football team will play against Bhutan on Tuesday in the last group match that would determine the finalists of the Prime Minister Three Nations Cup football tournament.
The home team having won their opening match 2-0 against Laos on Tuesday will be in a comfortable situation while the visitors, who lost 2-1 against Laos, will be in a do-or-die situation to enter the final.
Nepal and Laos both have three points each and Bhutan is yet to open their accounts on the points table. Laos have already played both their games. Nepal and Bhutan will play in their second and final group match.
A draw or even a two-goal margin defeat against Bhutan will send Nepal to the final but Bhutan is in a must win situation to make it to the final. While a defeat or a draw will send Bhutan out of the final scheduled for Friday, a victory over Nepal (by one or two goals margin) will send Laos packing home. But should Bhutan defeat Nepal by more than a three goal margin, the final will become a Laos-Bhutan affair.
“Hopefully Nepal wins the next match and we go through to the final,” Laos coach Michael Weiss said following his side’s victory over Bhutan on Saturday.
But Bhutan’s coach Pema Dorji, following his team’s defeat to Laos, said: “Though we are playing against the home team, we cannot predict who is going to win the game because the ball doesn’t have an eye.”
He admitted that Nepal will have the advantage of being the home team on the home ground. But he was adamant that his team would give their best against Nepal.