Nepal qualify for U-16 Finals

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Nepal made it to the AFC U-16 Championship Finals as the fourth best runners-up team in the qualifiers that concluded in Kyrgyzstan on Sunday.

Nepal, who defeated Jordan 2-1 in the opening match and came from two goals down to beat hosts Kyrgyzstan 4-2 in the second match, finished second in the Group B after they suffered a 3-1 loss at the hands of Oman in the last match on Sunday. Nepal were confirmed as the runners-up behind Oman after Kyrgyzstan defeated Jordan 4-1 in a late match.

Nepal earned the fourth and final best runners-up spot for the 16-team finals to be held from September 15 to October 2 in India next year. India, who finished second in Group E, were confirmed for the finals as hosts.

AFC U-16 Championship India 2016 – The Finalists

Uzbekistan – Group A winners
Oman – Group B winners
Iraq – Group C winners
Saudi Arabia – Group D winners
Iran – Group E winners
Kuwait – Group F winners
Malaysia – Group G winners
DPR Korea – Group H winners
Korea Republic – Group I winners
Australia – Group J winners
Japan – Group K winners
Vietnam – 1st best runner-up among all groups
Thailand – 2nd best runner-up among all groups
United Arab Emirates – 3rd best runner-up among all groups
Nepal – 4th best runner-up among all groups
India – hosts