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After some very impressive performance at home in the AFC Under-16 Qualifiers, Nepal is trying to make a strong front in the AFC Under-19 Qualifiers being held in Doha, Qatar. Nepal is placed in Group A alongside some very strong teams like Qatar, India, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Tonight Nepal will face off against India in its second group game of the qualifiers. Nepal has already lost its first game to Turkmenistan by 2-1. Despite having a player sent off in the first half, Nepal showed some resilient game and will look forward to win the game today. On the other hand, India too faced defeat in its first game at the hands of the hosts Qatar. Both the teams will want to add some points on the table.
These qualifiers games are being played for the 2014 AFC Under-19 Championships to be held in Myanmar. The draw for the qualifiers was held along with the draw for AFC Under-16 Qualifiers on April 26, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A total of 40 participants are divided into 9 groups. The winners from each group alongside 6 best runner-up sides and Myanmar will qualify for the 2014 Championship.
After playing against India today, Nepal will next go head to head against Uzbekistan on October 8th. Similarly, in it final game of the qualifiers, Nepal will face-off against the hosts Qatar. Since all the games are being played on away grounds, Nepal will need to capitalize on its stealth attack and strong defense to win the remaining games without any home support. But with so much footballing action happening, the fans will be sure to cheer even louder for the team. Come on Nepal..!!!
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