Coach Annese announces final squad for friendlies against MyanmarThe friendly matches, which fall under the FIFA window, will be played on September 8 and 11 in Yangon.
Nepal’s Italian head coach Vincenzo Alberto Annese on Sunday announced a 23-man squad, including seven new faces, for international friendlies against Myanmar.
The friendly matches, which fall under the FIFA window, will be played on September 8 and 11 in Yangon.
Annese has left out forwards Bimal Gharti Magar and defender Devendra Tamang. Anish Deula, Bimal Pandey, Simanta Thapa, Anjan Maharjan, Bibek Paudel, Santosh Khatri, Kushal Phuyal and Bishal Tamang also failed to secure their spots in the final squad from the preliminary list.
Defenders Chhiring Lama, Ashish Gurung and Anjan Rai have made into the national fold for the first time. Midfielders Utsav Rai, and forwards Dinesh Henjan, Gillespye Jung Karki and Hisub Thapaliya have also received their first call up.
Goalkeepers Abhishek Baral and Kritish Ratna Chhunju have been included once more, although they have yet to make their debut at the national level.
The friendlies will serve as a preparation for Nepal’s upcoming first-round qualification for the FIFA World Cup 2023 and AFC Asian Cup 2027. Nepal are set to face Laos in the first round, with the first leg taking place at the Dasharath Stadium on October 12 and the second leg at the New Laos National Stadium in Vientiane.
Goalkeepers: Kiran Kumar Limbu, Deep Karki, Abhishek Baral
Defenders: Sanish Shrestha, Ananta Tamang, Ashish Gurung, Rohit Chand, Anjan Rai, Chhiring Lama
Midfielders: Arik Bista, Sudip Gurung, Laken Limbu, Awas Lamichhane, Utsav Rai, Kritish Ratna Chhunju
Forwards: Ayush Ghalan, Nawayug Shrestha, Anjan Bista, Manish Dangi, Aashish Chaudhary, Gillespye Jung Karki, Dinesh Henjan, Hisub Thapaliya