With the win the
Despite a respectable win over Afghanistan Nepal crashed out from the group round for the fourth consecutive time.
Anil, who was unable to put up a good show in the previous match, scored a brace while Bijay netted another. Anil, I-league forward of Shilong Lajong, scored a brace and Bijay netted the other to give new life to Nepali team´s effort to make it through to the semis. Anil had scored a goal against
Anil scored his second and Nepal´s third goal of the match in the 72nd minute again capitalizing a cross pass of Chetan and beating an opponent defender. He sent the ball past the net in the second bar.
In all three matches of this edition of SAFF Nepal displayed good performance in the second halves only.
In all the matches, Nepal´s performance remained forgettable in the first halves. In the first half against
Whatever may be the results,
“Our team was unable to play for the whole 90 minutes in the beginning but the boys were given hard physical training this time. Therefore, we were able to play 90 minutes. We have displayed better performance in the second half and this could prove our level of fitness.”
Afghani coach Yousuf Kargar said that the team made defensive errors after
In the second match,