Nepal lose to UAE in Saudi Arabia

  • 2024-06-07

UAE defeated Nepal 4-0 in the home match of the second round of World Cup Qualifiers match in Saudi Arabia on Thursday.

Nepal conceded twice in each halves as they were undone in the match played at Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Stadium.

Harib Abdalla Almusharrkh opened the scoring in the 12th minute of the match before adding another one two minutes later.

Nepal swung into action after Sanish Shrestha and Chhiring Lama were substituted in and saw the efforts strike the bar twice. Sanjeeb Bista headed Sanish's cross into the bar before Bishal Basnet's goal-bound shot also hit UAE's player and came off the bar.

Ali Saleh Amro scored the third goal in the 53rd minute before Hazim Abbaas scored the fourth in the 75th.

Basant Jimba debuted for the national side in the defeat. Nepal will now play against Yemen in the same venue on June 11.

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