National team acting head coach Bal Gopal Maharjan has trimmed his squad to 43 after excluding 14 players on Friday. The decision to decrease the squad has been followed by a month of closed camp training.
Dev Limbu, Randip Poudel, Amit Tamang, Jaya Gurung, Nitin Thapa, Rajat Tiwari, Dipesh Ale Magar, Rajesh Pariyar, Prijan Tamang, Bimal Gharti Magar, Rejin Subba, Rajiv Lopchan and Bimal Rana have been excluded and will leave the closed camp training.
Injured Suman Aryal has also been left out of the squad but will rejoin the camp depending on recovery of his injury.
Coach Maharjan had called 58 players to the training as part of preparations for the FIFA World Cup to be held in 2022 and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup in China.