Nepal vs Bangladesh LIVE
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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 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 cup appeared and Asian champions Australia along with Kuwait, Jordan and Chinese Taipei. They stand forth in the five teams group winning one match and losing all their remaining four matches they played so far.
Nepal’s only win in the tournament came against Chinese Taipei after Anjan Bista’s brace led Nepal to a 2-0 win away from home. Nepal started the qualifier in the worst possible way with a 7-0 loss to Kuwait. The team then beat Taipei but went down in Australia and Jordan in the space of 5 days.
With home stadium Dasarath Rangashala deemed unfit to host the match, Nepal’s home match against Kuwait was shifted to Bhutan. Nepal went down 1-0 but the performance was not reflected by the scoreline. Nepal is yet to play three matches and all of them are scheduled to be hosted in Dasarath Stadium.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh on the other hand remains at the bottom of Group E, yet to win their first match in the group. They are tied alongside world cup 2022 hosts Qatar, Oman, Afghanistan, and India.
Bangladesh started their tourney in the qualifiers with a 1-0 defeat against Afghanistan which was followed by a 2-0 home loss to Qatar. Similarly, they impressed with a 1-1 draw against India away from home which is their only point in the qualifier group so far. Their last game was against Oman where they faced a 4-1 defeat away from home.
Nepal traveled to Bangladesh with 8 new faces in the Squad due to the Covid crisis as few members of the team were tested positive with the virus before they departed to Bangladesh. Along with Corona, few players are out of the squad due to injury leaving a young side to make the journey.
Midfielder Rohit Chand is not in the squad due to injury. Chand who plies his trade for Indonesian Club Persija Jakarta attended the training in the early days but sat out a few days prior to the team’s departure. His absence will be hard to fulfill for the team.
Also absent in the team are Forward Abhishek Rijal, Defender Devendra Tamang, Midfielder Bishal Rai, and Goalkeeper Bikesh Kuthu, who in recent times were regulars in the team. Rijal back after a fruitful stint in the iLeague qualifiers was expected to lead Nepal’s attack. In his absence, the army duo of Nawayug Shrestha and Bharat Khawas will take the responsibilities.
The visiting side will be managed by assistance manager Bal Gopal Maharjan, in absence of their head coach Johan Kalin. Maharjan is not a new face to the squad having led the team in the 2018 SAFF Championship. The squad also consists of the majority of players who won a gold medals in the 13th South Asian Games last December.
The team trained together for almost a week before they flew to Bangladesh capital. We can expect some new faces to make their debut for the National team in this series.
Nepal vs Bangladesh Live Streaming
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Bangladesh and Nepal have long standing history when it comes to Football. The last time senior teams met was in 2018 SAFF championship when Nepal won 2-0, thanks to the goals from Bimal Gharti Magar and Nawayug Shrestha.
Nepal’s journey in that tournament ended with loss to would be champions the Maldives in the semifinals. Despite the loss, that remains Nepal’s joint best result in the SAFF Championship. Before that, Nepal participated in 2018 Bangabandhu Cup and won the title in 2016 edition.
Last five head to head
|09/08/2018||0-2 : Nepal||SAFF Championship|
|01/14/2015||0-0: Draw||Bangabnadhu Gold Cup|
|08/31/2013||0-2: Nepal||SAFF Championship|
|03/04/2013||0-2: Bangladesh||AFC Challenge Cup Qualifiers|