The Nepali national football team is all set to fly to Iraq on May 25 to play a friendly match in the run up to the resumption of their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.
The Himalayan team will face Iraq on May 29, before heading to Kuwait to play the WC qualifying matches, according to the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA).
The team is also scheduled to play 2023 AFC Asian Cup second-round qualifiers in June.
Nepal is currently fourth in Group B of the World Cup qualifiers with three points from five games. Of the five matches, Nepal has won 1 match and lost 4.
Australia and Kuwait are in the top two positions with 12 and 10 points, respectively. The Nepali team is scheduled to square off against Chinese Taipei (June 3), Jordan (June 8), and Australia (June 11).
Recently, national team head coach Abdullah Almutairi announced a 23-member squad for the friendly match, WC qualifiers, and the Asian Cup qualifiers.
Bishal Sunar, Kiran Chemjong, Rohit Chand, Deep Karki, Dinesh Rajbamshi, Ananta Tamang, Suman Aryal, Gautam Shrestha, Bishal Rai, Bikash Khawas, Arik Bista, Manish Dangi, Santosh Tamang, Kamal Thapa, Sunil Bal, Suman Lama, Pujan Uparkoti, Suraj Jyu Thakuri, Anjan Bista Nawayug Shrestha, Ayush Ghalan Avishek Rijal, and Ashish Lama.
The team will be back home on June 12.
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