Men's Team news


  • 2019-05-20

Kalin announces his final squad for upcoming friendlies

Nepal Men’s national team head coach, Johan Kalin has announced his squad for the upcoming international friendlies next month.

Nepal will face Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur on June 2, and afterward, June 6, the team will play Chinese Taipei in an international friendly.

The match is part of the preparation matches for the FIFA World Cup 2020 Qualifiers.

Nepal Head Coach, Johan Kalin said: “It an opportunity for us to continue building a way of playing. We expect two tough games and hopefully we can take steps forwards.

“The selection is based on training done. Some new players have performed very well in the practice session and hopefully they can prove themselves in the games also.

“Some of the players have fitness problems and we have chosen to pick fully fit players to this games.”

Here’s the squad:

Goalkeepers: Kiran Chemjong, Alan Neupane, Bikesh Kuthu

Defenders: Biraj Maharjan, Saroj Dahal, Rajeen Dhimal, Suman Aryal, Ananta Tamang, Ajit Bhandari, Devendra Tamang, Ravi Silwal.

Midfielders/Forwards: Sunil Bal, Ravi Paswan, Sujal Shrestha, Bishal Rai, Rohit Chand, Bikram Lama, Santosh Tamang, Tej Tamang, Bimal Rana, Nawayug Shrestha, Abishek Rijal, Anjan Bista.

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  • 2019-05-03

Nepal to play Chinese Taipei in an international friendly

Nepal National men's football team will play Chinese Taipei in an international friendly in Kaohsuiung on June 6, 2019. 

The match will allow Nepal practice for this year's FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers. 

Nepal national team head coach Johan Kalin will soon start the training for national team.

"Good for us to get a game against a higher ranked team. We will work hard until the game to be as prepared as possible." said Kalin. 



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  • 2019-03-07

Two Friendly Lined up for Nepal Men's Team

7 March 2019 - The All Nepal Football Association can confirm that the Nepal National Men’s Football Team will play two-friendly matches against the national team of Kuwait and Malaysia.

Nepal will play against Kuwait on March 21 in Kuwait and will play against Malaysia five days later on March 26 in Malaysia.

It would be fifth and seventh time for Nepal to face Kuwait and Malaysia respectively.

Nepal’s newly appointed head coach Johan Kalin will soon finalized the squad for the friendlies

Head coach Kalin said: “As this is my first task, the two matches will be valuable match experience for me and the team. All young players (U-23) are in the preparatory camp for AFC U-23 Championship Thailand 2020 Qualifiers so there are some new faces in my team. It will be a test for us to see where we are at the moment. We expect two tough games.”  

The Swedish is assisted by Kiran Shrestha for building up the team for the matches.

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