Nepal advanced to the finals of the SAFF U-17 Championship after routing Sri Lanka 6-0 in the semi-final in Colombo on Tuesday.
It was a dominant performance from the Nepali side who now face India in the final. India had defeated Bangladesh 2-1 in the other semi-final match. Nepal had defeated India 3-1 in their group match on Friday.
Skipper Prashant Laksam gave Nepal the lead in the 22nd minute through a penalty which was awarded after Subash Bam was brought down inside the box. Laksam stepped up and finished with a coolly taken penalty.
Harish Raj Bhatta doubled the lead in the 24th minute and Bam made it 3-0 in the 31st. Niraj Karki added the fourth after a defensive error by Sri Lankan defender gave him a clear run towards the goal. Karki beat the rushing goalkeeper and scored in the 38th.
Seven minutes after the restart Unesh Budathoki made it 5-0 after an error by Sri Lankan goalkeeper to hold on the ball.
Sijal Rai made it 6-0 in the 90th.
The final will be played on September 14.
Nepal defeated Sri Lanka 6-0 to reach the semi-final of the SAFF Women's Championship 2022 on Monday.
Sri Lanka's miserable run in the tournament ended in a dismal fashion having lost both their group stage matches conceding 11 goals.
Rashmi Kumari Ghising opened the scoring for Nepal in the ninth minute. Saru Limbu doubled the lead two minutes after Ghising's goal. Amrita Jaishi made it 3-0 in the 17th before Dipa Shahi added a fourth in the added minutes of first half.
Substitute Amisha Karki scored a brace first of which came in the 74th minute and the second in the added minutes of the game to claim the emphatic victory in the final group game.
Nepal's opposition in the semi-final will be decided by India vs Bangladesh match on Tuesday at 5:30. Nepal's semi-final match will be played on September 16 at 5:30 pm.
Forty players have been finalized for the preliminary squad of Nepal U-15 national team.
Sixty-six players had gone through the central selection conducted at ANFA Complex in Satdobato.
The team will take part in the SAFF U-15 Women's Championship to be held in Bangladesh from November 1-12.
Preliminary squad: Sabita Mandal (Rautahat), Barsha Oli (Kailali), Simran Rai (Jhapa), Amita Bhul (Kailali), Sanji Thing (Sarlahi), Jotsineeka Marasaini (Syangja), Siwangi Snehi (Kailali), Renu Limbu (Jhapa), Punam Chemjong (Panchthar), Asmita Khawas (Sarlahi), Sadhana Thapa (Sarlahi), Senu Pariyar (Nawalpur), Reena Nepali (Chitwan), Rebika Nepali (Kathmandu), Prerana Dolma Lama (Sarlahi), Sukriya Miya (Syangja), Bipana Snehi (Kailali), Anjana Pun Magar (Dang), Aavani Singh (Kathmandu), Sangita Adhikari (Surkhet), Manisha Sen (Gulmi), Sushila KC (Chitwan), Diki Syambo (Kathmandu), Sumina Thapa (Kathmandu), Sita Rokaya (Kailali), Dipa Magar (Udaypur), Bhumika Budathoki (Kailali), Dipa Rokaya (Kailali), Dil Maya Ghising (Bara), Nirmala Acharya (Kailali), Bhawana Pariyar (Syangja), Puspa Sen (Kanchanpur), Samikshya Magar (Udaypur), Yashoda Bohara (Bardiya), Anisha BK (Chitwan), Sujata Tamang (Chitwan), Jharana Dumarkoti (Kathmandu), Sani Maya Syangtang (Sarlahi), Radhika Oli (Dang), Rupa Dhimal (Morang)
All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) President Pankaj Bikram Nembang has met FIFA President Gianni Infantino in Doha.
FIFA President Infantino once again congratulated Nembang on his election as ANFA President.
Nembang informed Infantino about the ongoing SAFF Women's Championship 2022 in Nepal and discussed other football related matters with Infantino.
He was thankful towards FIFA for its support to ANFA and said the current executive committee was committed to the development of football in the country and sought further support from FIFA for the same. Infantino was positive towards the issues raised by President Nembang.
Nembang was on a visit to Qatar and had met with Qatar Football Association President Hamad Bin Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al-Thani in Doha on Saturday.
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