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Grassroots football to bring social change, boost tourism
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Grassroots football to bring social change, boost tourism

KATASE (KAILALI) The world is bearing the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic since it was first seen in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Following the outbreak, the Government of Nepal declared a national lockdown and imposed a ban on almost every sector. The most affected ones are the tourism, education, entertainment, and sports sector. Though the pandemic has affected almost all sectors, its most underrated impact is on the mental health of the people, especially children. They are forced to remain inside closed doors and not allowed to go to school, get an education, meet their friends, and play with them. Hardly any sports activities have been organized at the national and local level ever since the lockdown was enforced some 10 months ago. The governing bodies of sports are ...
Most Popular Sports in Nepal
cricket, football, Volleyball

Most Popular Sports in Nepal

People in Nepal have been following a variety of sports for a long time now. However, initially sports in Nepal were taken as only a medium of entertainment but now sports are not only a medium of entertainment but valued as a profession as well. Football, Cricket, Swimming, Dandi Biyo, Kho Kho, Kabaddi, Tennis, Martial Arts, Boxing, Running, Weightlifting, Basketball, Badminton, Golf, etc. are some of the most common sports which people follow. In recent days, the importance and appreciation for sports in Nepal has increased, adding to Nepal's identity. Cricket Cricket was only a so-called high-class sport during the Rana period. Only the high officials and members of the Royal family used to play cricket. But with the dawn of Democracy, everything changed. Cricket Associati...
Lack of new signings haunt Real Madrid
football, International

Lack of new signings haunt Real Madrid

Real Madrid did not sign a single player in the summer window for the first time in several years. The club allowed some of its beloved first-team players to leave instead. Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez, and Danny Ceballos were also permitted to leave without any replacements in place. Hence, it might have backfired as Real Madrid are having a rough form recently. With the talent at the hands of Zidane, Madrid should be more than capable of challenging itself for La Liga. But the dilemma lies here since this is Real Madrid, a club that desires excellence and demands success in all competitions from the fans. But do they really have the necessary squad depth to compete on all fronts, given their outgoings and lack of signings, and not risk burning out? Eden Hazard was supposed to ...
Nepal’s probable lineup vs Bangladesh
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Nepal’s probable lineup vs Bangladesh

Subas Humagain, Kathmandu Nepal National Football Team will face Bangladesh at the Bangabandhu International Stadium in the first of two-match friendly series on Friday. The match will kick off at 5:00 PM local Time (4:45 PM NST). Interim coach Balgopal Maharjan is likely to field his squad in 4-2-3-1 formation as this is the first of two-game series. There are 8 new faces in the squad and few are likely to make their debut for the senior team. Maharjan will have no doubt on goalkeeping spot with Skipper Kiran Chemjong set to start between the bars. Bishal Shrestha and Deep Karki will wait on the bench. In the defensive front, Ananta Tamang will have a new partner in absence of Devendra Tamang. Either of Ajit Bhandari and Bikram Lama will partner him at the heart of the defen...
The history of Football in Nepal
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The history of Football in Nepal

Football in Nepal has been a popular sports as early as 1921 during the Rana dynasty and its arguably the most popular sports in Nepal. Although the details on exact emergence of the game is cursory, it was during the Rana Regime where several clubs were formed and some domestic Football tournaments came into existence. It was back in 1934 when, Padma Sumsher, then Prime minister started the Ram Janaki Football tournament with an objective of promoting the sports in the country. Although the game had already started to grow vigorously, Ram Janaki Football tournament is considered as the first official Football tournament in the country. The history of Marty's Memorial "A" Division League Formally known as Kathmandu League Championship, Marty's Memorial A division league is t...
Nepal vs Bangladesh Friendly – Live Stream
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Nepal vs Bangladesh Friendly – Live Stream

Nepal vs Bangladesh LIVE CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE via TSports Bangladesh hosts Nepal National Football team in a two-match International friendly in what will be both team's first matches of the year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The two matches are scheduled for November 11-19 FIFA international friendly window, with both matches to be played in the capital city Dhaka. The friendlies will serve as warm-up matches for both the team The first of the two matches will be played on November 13, while the second will on November 17, 2020. The friendlies will serve as warm-up matches for both the team ahead of the resumption of Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 qualifiers. Nepal is grouped along with five times world cu...
Two players test positive for Covid-19
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Two players test positive for Covid-19

By a Staff Reporter Two players from Nepal National Football Team preparing for friendly series against Bangladesh have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Tuesday. The total number of players tested positive reaches 7 after 5 players were tested on the first day. The team started preparing for the series last week with 5 players testing positive on the first day. 4 players were absent from training early on while one player was sent into isolation after the result came in late on the first day. All the players and officials who were supposed to travel to Bangladesh later this week were tested on Tuesday and 2 players tested positive. Two media persons who were scheduled to travel with the team also tested positive. The players have been sent to isolation facilities...
Nepal vs Bangladesh : International Friendly Football
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Nepal vs Bangladesh : International Friendly Football

Nepal National Football Team is gearing up for International Friendly series against Bangladesh National Football Team to be held in Bangabandhu International Stadium in Dhaka, later this month. Both the teams have started their training in respective national stadiums, with the visiting team preparing for their journey in few days. Nepal, without their head coach Johan Kalin are preparing under Stand in head coach Balgopal Maharjan. Kalin was unable to attend the match after travel restrictions in Sweden. Maharjan, who won Gold Medal the U-23 team during the 13th South Asian Games in 2019 December will look after the team. Maharjan was the head coach of the team during team's dismal performance in 2018 SAFF Championship too. Nepal will play their first match on 13th November an...
Nepal vs Myanmar Friendly -Preview and Live
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Nepal vs Myanmar Friendly -Preview and Live

Kathmandu (Hamro Khelkud) - Nepal National Football team will play friendly against Myanmar as a preparation for upcoming World cup 2022 qualification matches. Team Nepal's preparation ahead of friendly match against Myanmar. The team led by Swedish coach Johan Kalin traveled to the capital Burma on Sunday after a formal farewell program organized by All Nepal Football Association on Sunday. There are four changes to the squad that played against Jordan last month. Regular captain Kiran Kumar Limbu, versatile midfielder Rohit Chand, Bishal Rai, and Heman Gurung are among the absentee. Meanwhile, forward Bharat Khawas has made a comeback after 6 months of break from the National side. Similarly, goalkeeper Alan Neupane also made comeback to the team. Subash Gurung and Michen Tam...
World Cup Qualifiers 2022 – Nepal Fixtures – Group Stadings
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World Cup Qualifiers 2022 – Nepal Fixtures – Group Stadings

Kathmandu (Hamro Khelkud) - Nepal National Football team has been featured in a tough group for world cup qualifiers matches second round. Grouped with five-time world cup appeared nation Australia, Asian powerhouse Jordan, Kuwait and Chinese Taipei, the underdogs Nepal has a tough task to go through as their newly appointed manager Johan Kalin has a tough test to face. Kalin guided Nepalese league side Machhindra FC to second place in 2013–14 Martyr's Memorial A-Division League and was praised for his attacking tactics. Machhindra was least of the title favorites and they went on to challenge league winners Manang Marsyangdi Club till the last game of the super league, only behind by 1 point at the end of the season. Machhindra conceded the least number of goals in the league....