Return to international football ends in disappointment

  • 2020-11-13

The long awaited return to international football ended in defeat for the Nepali men's football team.

Nepal lost the first of the two friendly matches against hosts Bangladesh by 2-0 at the Bangabandhu Stadium on Friday.

Mohammad Nabib Newaz Ziban and Mahbubur Rahman scored the goals for the hosts. Ziban opened the scoring in the 10th minute firing in from a close range. Substitute Rahman scored the second in a counter attack in the 80th.

Bikash Khawas, Darshan Gurung and Arik Bista made their debut for the national side. Khawas started the match while Bista came in as a substitute for Bikram Lama in the first-half. Gurung was a second-half substitute coming in for Ravi Shankar Paswan.

The second friendly will be played on November 17.

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