Bahrain down Nepal in second leg of World Cup Qualifier

  • 2024-03-27

Bahrain defeated Nepal 3-0 in the World Cup Qualifier second round on Wednesday.

Having lost the first leg 5-0, Nepal put up an improved performance in the second leg but could not escape the defeat.

Bahrain seized control early in the match, netting all three goals in the first half. Sayed Baqer opened the scoring in the seventh minute, followed by Abdulla Yusuf's penalty conversion in the 18th minute after a foul by custodian Kiran Kumar Limbu on Mohamed Marhoon in the box. Komail Alaswad sealed the victory with Bahrain's third goal in the 36th minute.

Nepal made four changes to the starting lineup with Anjan Bista, Manish Dangi, Sumit Shrestha and Hisub Thapaliya replaced by Sanjeeb Bista, Bharat Khawas, Samir Tamang and Gillespye Jung Karki.

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