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Nepal national football team will depart for Iraq on May 25

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National men's football team.Photo:ANFA

The national football team will travel to Iraq for a friendly match on May 25. The match is set to take place on May 29. The team will board a Qatar Airways flight.

The Nepali team will then travel to Kuwait to compete in a FIFA World Cup qualifying match, according to the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA).

Abdullah Almutairi, the coach of Nepal’s national team, recently announced a 23-man squad for friendly and qualifying matches, as well as the Asian Cup qualifying match.

Nepal is scheduled to compete in the World Cup qualifying match against Chinese Taipei, Jordan, and Australia. Nepal has one victory and four losses in World Cup qualifying matches.

Goalkeeper Kiran Chemjong will lead the team to Iraq, along with players Bishal Sunar, Deep Karki, Rohit Chand, Ananta Tamang, Dinesh Rajbamshi, Gautam Shrestha, Suman Aryal, Bikash Khawas, Bishal Rai, and Manish Dangi,Arik Bista, Kamal Thapa, Santosh Tamang, Suman Lama, Sunil Bal, Suraj Jyu Thakuri, Pujan Uparkoti, Ayush Ghalan Avishek Rijal, Anjan Bista Nawayug Shrestha and Ashish Lama.