Players called up in the preliminary squad of the national team have joined the closed camp training.
The national team has already begun closed-camp training for the friendly match against Iraq and World Cup Qualifiers matches adopting all the health and safety measures.
Nepal will play a friendly match against Iraq in Basra on May 29. The friendly match against Iraq will be followed by second round of World Cup Qualifiers against Chinese Taipei on June 3, against Jordan on June 7 and against Australia on June 11 in Kuwait.
Players: Kiran Kumar Limbu (GK), Deep Karki (GK), Bishal Sunar (GK), Abhishek Rijal, Anjan Bista, Arik Bista, Bharat Khawas, Darshan Gurung, Bishal Rai, Dinesh Rajbanshi, Gautam Shrestha, Manish Dangi, Nawayug Shrestha, Kamal Thapa, Rohit Chand, Nitin Thapa, Santosh Tamang, Sesehang Angdembe, Suman Laman, Sunil Bal, Suraj Jeu Thakuri, Nishan Khadka, Pujan Uparkoti, Amit Tamang, Suman Aryal, Aashish Lama, Ayush Ghalan, Bibek Basnet, Bikash Khawas, Ravi Paswan, Rajeen Dhimal, Ananta Tamang
Iraq will host a friendly football against Nepal at Basra International Stadium on May 29.
The friendly has been confirmed on Thursday.
Nepali national team has previously played three times against Iraq with Iraq emerging as victors in all three occasions. The latest of the match was in April, 2001 when Iraq defeated Nepal 4-2 in World Cup Qualifier.
The friendly match against Iraq will be followed by second round of World Cup Qualifiers against Chinese Taipei on June 3, against Jordan on June 7 and against Australia on June 11.
The three matches will be played in Kuwait.
Gaurav Basnet has been appointed as the head coach of Nepal's National Futsal team for six-month term.
All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) General Secretary Indraman Tuladhar handed over the appointment letter to Basnet on Tuesday.
Basnet was recommended by ANFA's Futsal Committee for the post.
Basnet has previously worked as the assistant coach of the national futsal team. He has also completed AFC/ANFA 'A' License Course.
"I am happy to be given this responsibility and my primary objective will be to improve the standard of Nepali futsal," said Basnet following his appointment.
Basnet will take charge of the team in the 2022 AFC Futsal Asian Cup Qualifier in October.
The final round of selection of U-13 players started from Monday.
A total of 166 players--28 from Province 1, 24 from Province 2, 33 from Bagmati Province, 31 from Gandaki, 30 from Lumbini, eight from Karnali and 12 from Sudurpaschim Province--are taking part in the national selection.
The first round of selection was held in districts in Magh while the second round of selection was held in the month of Falgun.
A total of 42 players will be selected from the final selection. Fourteen players each will be enrolled in the academy set up by departmental teams--Nepal Police, Nepal Army and Armed Police Force.
The selection will last until Thursday.
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