Saturday, December 3

Nepal to face Bangladesh today

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. 

Nepal’s squad:

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

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