AFC U19 Qualifiers: Nepal goes down to Qatar easily but Alan Neupane shows a superb performance

u19 teamNepal dismal showing continued in the AFC U19 qualifiers as it went down against host Qatar 2-0. Nepal played second fiddle from the start of the match till the end but performed a good fight in defense as it held Qatar for a goalless tie for 45 minutes of the match. Although it was one sided attacking game as nepal relied on defending without ever scaring Qatari defense.

Nassar Al-Nasr finally scored from free-kick for Qatar in the 57th minute of the match as their continuous attack were paid off. Nepali defender had fouled Qatari attacker just outside the D-box as Qatar were awarded freekick. Qatar scored their second in the 72nd minute of the match. Husam Kamal Hassanin got his name in the score-sheet with an easy goal. Nepal on the other hand even failed to had any shots in goal. Had it not been Nepali goalie Alan Neupane, the scoreline margin would have been far greater.

In another match played today, Uzbekistan beat India 3-0.

AFC U19 Qualifiers: Uzbekistan demolishes Nepal 5-0

Uzbekistan U19 team absolutely demolished Nepal U19 team in today's round of matches in the AFC U19 qualifiers held at Doha, Qatar. Uzbekistan U19 won the match 5-0. Shomurodov Eldor scored a superb hattrick in the process for Uzbekistan.

u19 teamNepal absolutely played a dismal game from the start till finish. Nepal's goalie Brijesh Kumar Singh showed his lack of confidence as he gifted 2 easy goals to Uzbekistan in the first half. Normurodov Najmiddin scored from a free-kick in the 14th minute of the match as he caught Brijesh out of position from goal line. Shomurodov Eldor scored from Brijesh's howler in the 35th minute of the match. The first half of the match finished 2-0 in favour of Uzbekistan.

Nepal's misery were made worse in the 48th minute of the match as Bikash Shrestha received a straight red card for a foul in the penalty area. Davlatov Bobir scored Uzbekistan's third in the 49th minute of the match through penalty. Shomurodov Eldor scored his second and third in the 62nd and 71st minute of the match to complete his hattrick as he sealed the emphatic win for Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan won the match 5-0.

In another match, host Qatar absolutely thrashed Turkmenistan 7-0. Al Nasr scored a hattrick while Al Sadi scored a brace. al Jabali and Sergne Thaim also scored a goal each for Qatar. Turkmenistan's Mirsultanov Dovletgeldi got two yellow cards resulting into sending off in the 58th minute.

AFC U19 Qualifiers: Nepal goes down to India as they suffer back to back defeat

u19 teamNepal U19 team got defeated at the hands of neighbour and rival India as they now have zero points from 2 matches. India won the match 1-0 courtesy of a late goal from SK Faiaz in the 87th minute of the match.

Both the teams were under immense pressure to win the match as they had both suffered defeats in their opening matches. India played better than Nepali counterpart for most of the game but Nepal too showed their resolute performance and made some counter attacking moves on few occassions. But Nepalese defenders' resolute performance finally cracked down to Indian attackers pursuit as India marched on to win the match by narrow goal margin and grasped all 3 points. As a result they have their qualification hopes still alive. As for Nepal qualification is all but gone and they should play for the pride in the remaining 2 matches.

In another match played between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan; Uzbekistan came out on top as they won the game by 1-0. Substitute Sidorov Andray scored the only game of the match in the 77th minute of the match.

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AFC U19 Qualifiers: Nepal loses out to Turkmenistan after playing with 10 men

u19 teamNepal were unlucky to be beaten by Turkmenistan in the very first match of the AFC U19 qualifiers played at Doha, Qatar. Nepal got an early lead in the 16th minute of the match through forward Asim Jung Khadka. But Nepal couldn't play to their full potential as Bibek Pratap Rana received red card in the 32nd minute of the match as he gathered two yellow card in quick succession. He received his first yellow card in the 26th minute and second yellow in 32nd minute which proved to be the game changer in the match.

Despite playing with 10 men Nepal held Turkemenistan from scoring as they went to the half time break with 1-0 lead.  But it took no time in second half for Turkmenistan to equalize. Berenov Elyasberdi scored from a spot-kick after Sulav Maskey fouled Turkmenistan forward inside penalty area. Kovusov Didargeldi finally put Turkemenistan in the lead in the 79th minute of the match after putting 10 men Nepal in backfoot for quite time and they went on to win the match 2-1.

In another match Qatar got the better of India as they won the match 2-0. Kram Hassan Afifscored in the 61st minute of the match while Husam Kamal Hassan Hassani  scored in the 89th minute of the match

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AFC U19 Qualifiers: Nepal U19 team heads towards Qatar to take part in Group A matches

u19 teamNepal U-19 national football team left for Doha, Qatar to compete in the Group A matches of the AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers. Nepal will play 4 matches which is going to be held from October 4 to 12,2013. India, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Qatar are the other teams in the group.

Raju Kaji Shakya and Kishor KC are the head coach and coach of the team. Sulav Maskey is the team captain of the U-19 side. A total of sent only 18 players has been sent there by ANFA for the tournament athough a  team can have 23 players on their fold. The list of the players going to Qatar as below:

Goal Keepers:
Alan Neupane
Birendra Chand
Brijesh Singh

Defenders:
Kalu Thapa
Bibek Basnet
Niraj Basnet
Bibek Pratap Pant
Aditya Chaudhary
Sanjay Rajbahak
Biswas Shrestha

Midfielders:
Sulav Maskey
Heman Gurung
Dhiraj Tamang
Bhusan Subba

Forwards:
Anil Gurung
Suman Lama
Ashim Jung Karki
Ram Thapa

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