Wednesday, 17th September 2014

Nepal U-23 footballers beat Bangladesh in 2nd friendly


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The Nepali under-23 football squad, currently on tour in Bangladesh, defeated the Bangladesh U-23 side 1-0 in a friendly match at the Sylhet District Stadium in Sylhet, Bangladesh, on Friday.

The U-23 team poses for a photo at a farewell ceremony at the National Sports Council in Tripuraswar, Kathmandu, on Monday, August 25, 2014. (Photo Courtesy: National Sports Council)Sushil KC struck the solitary goal in the 79th minute to finish the two-match SS Steel International Friendly even, the Bangladesh U-23 having won the first match 1-0 in Dhaka on Tuesday, August 26.

The matches were part of a preparatory series between the two teams for the upcoming 17th Asian Games scheduled to be held Incheon, South Korea, from September 19.

The football matches will start five days before the inaugural ceremony, on September 14.

In the Asiad, Nepal faces defending champion Japan, and former winner Iraq, and Kuwait in Group D.

The Nepali football team has so played in five Asiads but has not even managed a draw yet.

Nepal will play Iraq on September 14, Kuwait on 17 and Japan on September 21. Altogether 29 countries are participating in football competitions. KATHMANDU, August 29 (RSS)


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