By a Staff Reporter
Kathmandu – Nepal National Football Team is set to face Bangladesh in an International Friendly in Kathmandu on Tuesday.
The match will kick off at 5:30 PM in Dashrath Stadium. Nepal who has not lost any games against Bangladesh in the last two years will step into the field to continue the streak. However, Bangladesh aims to register a win over Nepal for the first time in two years.
Nepal and Bangladesh last met at SAFF Championship in Maldives where both the teams shared a spoil. Bangladesh took the lead in the 9th minute. Anjan Bista then equalized for Nepal in the 88th minute through a spot kick.
Before facing Bangladesh in the SAFF, Nepal played against Bangladesh in the Three Nations Cup held on March 2021 in Kathmandu where Nepal played a goalless draw against the visitors in the league stage.
Kyrgyzstan U-23 and Bangladesh participated in the tournament. Bangladesh defeated Kyrgyzstan and drew Nepal to qualify for the finals whereas Nepal drew both matches ad marched on to the finals.
In the final, Nepal defeated Bangladesh 2-1 to be crowned champions of the Three Nations Cup. A goal from Sanjok Rai and Bishal Rai was enough for the hosts to bag the title. Mahbubur Rahman Sufil scored a consolation for Bangladesh.
Kiran Chemjong will lead the team. Acting coach Pradip Humagain has included senior players who were ruled out from the National team by the then head coach Abdullah Almutairi following the conflict between him and the players.
While Ritik Khadka and Martyr’s Memorial ‘B’ Division League Most Valuable Player Aashish Chaudhary made it to the National team for the first time, Nawayug Shrestha has been left out.
Axing off one outfield player’s spot, Humagain included four goalkeepers in the 23-men squad. Regular right-back Gautam Shrestha and Winger Sunil Bal are forced to stay out of the team due to injuries.
Yugal Kishor Rai is the assistant coach and Binod Dangol is the goal-keeping coach of the team. ANFA has given the responsibility of team manager to Anil Shrestha.
Goalkeepers: Kiran Chemjong, Bishal Shrestha, Deep Karki, Bikesh Kuthu
Defenders: Rohit Chand, Ananta Tamang, Bikash Tamang, Dinesh Rajbanshi, Bikash Khawas, Suman Aryal, Rejin Dhinal
Midfielders: Sudip Gurung, Tej Tamang, Sesehang Angdembe, Bishal Rai, Sujal Shrestha, Suraj Jeu Thakuri, Arik Bista
Forwards: Bimal Gharti Magar, Anjan Bista, Ritik Khadka, Manish Dangi, Ashish Chaudhary
Nepal VS Bangladesh: Head to Head
13 October 2021 Nepal vs Bangladesh (1-1) – SAFF Championship
29 March 2021 Nepal vs Bangladesh (2-1) – Friendly (Three Nations Cup)
27 March 2021 Nepal vs Bangladesh (0-0) – Friendly (Three Nations Cup)
17 November 2020 Nepal vs Bangladesh (0-0) – Friendly
13 November 2020 Nepal vs Bangladesh (0-2) – Friendly
8 September 2018 Nepal vs Bangladesh (2-0) – SAFF Championship
15 January 2016 Nepal vs Bangladesh (0-0) – Bangabandhu
17 December 2015 Nepal vs Bangladesh (0-1) – Friendly
31 August 2013 Nepal vs Bangladesh (2-0) – SAFF
4 March 2013 Nepal vs Bangladesh (0–2) Asian Cup
20 September 2012 Nepal vs Bangladesh (1-1) – Friendly
4 December 2011 Nepal vs Bangladesh (1-0) – SAFF
10 December 2005 Nepal vs Bangladesh (0-2) – SAFF
11 January 2003 Nepal vs Bangladesh (0-1) – SAFF
4 October 1999 Nepal vs Bangladesh (0-1) – SAFF
29 April 1999 Nepal vs Bangladesh (1-2) – SAFF
23 December 1995 Nepal vs Bangladesh (1-2) – SAFF
27th March 1995 Nepal vs Bangladesh (0-2) – SAFF
28 December 1991 Nepal vs Bangladesh (0-2) – SAFF
30 November 1987 Nepal vs Bangladesh (1-0) – SAFF
26 September 1986 Nepal vs Bangladesh (0–1) – Asian Games
1 October 1984 Nepal v Bangladesh (4-2) – SAFF
30 September 1984 Nepal vs Bangladesh (0-5) – SAFF
25 September 1984 Nepal vs Bangladesh (4-2) – SAFF
21 September 1984 Nepal vs Bangladesh (0-5) – SAFF
22 September 1983 Nepal v Bangladesh (0-1) – Merdeka Cup