Nepal is set to play Maldives at full crowded Dasarath Stadium now. This is a do or die situtation for the Graham Roberts and his team to survive in this tournament. If either of Palestine or Turkmenistan had won at Halchowk, life of Nepal could have been easier but its all on Nepal's hands now.
Nepal is literally in a very difficult position, they have to win both matches to ensure place in the semi finals.
Even if Nepal wins against Maldives but if they draw agaisnt Turkmenistan in final match of the group they will only have 4 points. This means that only Maldives can save Nepal but Maldives has to score more goals than Nepal and Palestine has scored.
If Maldives beats Palestine and Nepal draws Turkmenistan, Palestine and Nepal will be judged on goal difference... even if goal differences are tied... Palestine has scored more so far and has beaten Nepal so Nepal has very slim chances to get through to semis.
Bottom line: Nepal MUST win both matches.
If Nepal loses today, its all GAME OVER!!!
|If Palestine or Turkmensitan had won||How it stands now||If Nepal wins||If Nepal draws last match||If Nepal wins last match|
|Palestine or Turkmentistan 6points||Turkmenistan 4points||Turkmenistan 4points||
If Palestine wins 7points,
if Palestine loses, still 4points
|Nepal will be in 1st or second place|
|Palestine or Turkmentistan 3 points||Palestine 4points||Palestine 4points||Turkmenistan will have 5points||Nepal will be in 1st or second place|
|Maldives (a game in hand) 0 points||Maldives (a game in hand) 0 point||Nepal 3points||Nepal 4points|
|Nepal (a game in hand) 0 points||Nepal (a game in hand) 0 point||Maldives 0point||If maldives win 3pts|
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