Nepal and Uzbekistan are set to lock their horns with each other in yet another encounter of the ongoing AFC U-19 Group 'A' Qualifiers 2013 at Al Arabi Stadium in Doha, Qatar on Tuesday.
In its previous matches, Nepal had lost to Turkmenistan 2-1 in the first match and India 1-0 in the second match. Nepal is almost out of the tournament after suffering second straight defeat.
Nepal has two more matches to be played including today's against Uzbekistan and host Qatar on October 10. Nepal need to beat both the contenders to keep its meager hope alive for the next round.
However, Nepal will qualify to the next round only if the other contenders lose their remaining respective matches.
In the previous match, Uzbekistan had defeated Turkmenistan 1-0.Today's match is the second match for Uzbekistan.
So far, with two consecutive loses Nepal is at the bottom of the chart among the contenders Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and host Qatar in Group A.
Host Qatar is at the top of the chart with three points, followed by Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and India with same three points on goal differences.
The group winners of the nine groups alongside six best-placed sides and hosts Myanmar will advance to the final of the tournament.
Qatar, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Palestine, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand and China are hosting the qualifiers involving 40 countries across the continent. nepalnews.com