Nepal, Yemen play goalless drawNepal and Yemen settled for a point each after a Group 'F' match of the AFC Asia Qualifiers at the APF ground in Halchowk, Kathmandu on Tuesday.
Nepal and Yemen settled for a point each after a Group 'F' match of the AFC Asia Qualifiers at the APF ground in Halchowk, Kathmandu on Tuesday.
In the previous match, Nepal suffered a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Philippines.
Though Nepal had created a number of goal scoring opportunities against Yemen, one of the strong teams in the group, but failed to convert them.
Nepali players have put up an improved show in the today’s match.
Nepal played today’s match without midfielder Bikram Lama, who was suspended during the Philippines clash.
Rabin Shrestha was not also in the team today as he is recuperating after
undergoing anterior cruciate ligament surgery last month.
Nepal will play their next match with Tajikstan after three months.
Nepal have still four matches to play in the qualifiers.
Philippines, Yeman and Tajikstan are in the group of Nepal.
The 24-team qualifiers, divided into six polls, offer 12 berths for the finals to be played in the UAE.
The 12 teams will join defending champions Australia, China, Iraq, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Uzbekistan and hosts UAE in the finals.
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