AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers: Nepal suffer 1-0 loss to Iraq

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Sep 20, 2017-

Nepal suffered 1-0 loss at the hands of defending champions Iraq during their first Group ‘D’ match of AFC U-16 Championship 2018 Qualifiers at the Armed Police Force (APF) Ground in Halchok , Kathmandu, on Wednesday.

Though Iraq dominated the Nepali side in the first half, they could not turn the opportunities into any goal.

After the half time, Mahommad Luye Mandlawi of Iraq netted in the 68th minute taking advantage of the misunderstanding between Nepali goalie and defender.

With the victory, Iraq accumulated three points and stands at the second place in Group ‘D’.

India, who defeated Palestine 3-0 in their first match, is at the top position in the group.

The participating 44 nations have been divided into 10 groups and the winners of all pools along with five best runners-up will qualify for next year’s finals to be hosted by Malaysia.



Published: 20-09-2017 18:49

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