The second friendly match is being played between the Nepali football team and the Indian football team today. Nepal vs India
India, which is preparing for the SAAF Championship, has come to Nepal for two friendly matches. Both teams scored 1-1 in the first friendly match on Thursday. Now, in the second match, both the teams will improve their performance and enter the field with the goal of winning.
Nepal has also been preparing for the SAAF championship for the past two months. It is in preparation for that that a friendly game is organized with India.
Before the second match, the Nepali team had trained at ANFA Complex Satdobato on Saturday.
The Indian team did light stretching outside the Salty Hotel in the morning. Similarly, the training was held at the Army Headquarters in Bhadrakali in the afternoon, according to the Indian Football Association. The association has also stated that it will perform better in the second game.
Before the first match, in the prematch conference, Nepal’s coach Abdullah Almutairi had said that India would play for victory even if it was a strong team. But after the first game ended in a draw, he apologized to the Nepali supporters and said that there was still room for improvement. Indian coach Igor Stimak said that India still deserved 2-3 goals.
The statements of both the coaches also show that they played for the victory. This statement indicates that you will play for the second game. ( Nepal vs India )
Just the day before the first match, the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) got permission from the government and CCMC for spectator entry. The first match was watched by about 5,000 spectators at Dasharath Stadium.
Spectators were also allowed to enter the Three Nations Cup football held in Nepal last April. However, spectators were not allowed to enter the Nepal Super League in April-May due to the ban.
Both Nepal and India are currently preparing for the SAAF Championship to be held in the Maldives in October. A friendly game has been organized under the same preparation. Through this game, both teams want to improve their weaknesses and get ready for a clean sweep.
After the match against India, the Nepali team will leave for Qatar for further closed training on September 10 and from there it is scheduled to leave for the Maldives on September 27 for a clean sweep.
The fair will be held from October 1 to 16.
The second match between Nepal and India will start at 5:30 pm on Sunday at Dasharath Stadium in Tripureshwor.
Nepal has not been able to beat India for eight years. Nepal had defeated India 2-1 in the group stage of the SAAF Championship held in Nepal in 2013. India last beat Nepal 2-0 in a friendly match in Mumbai in 2017.
While Nepal and India have played 20 matches so far, Nepal has won only two matches. India has won 13 games and drawn five.
Whatever game is played between Nepal and India, it has a special significance and is discussed. As football is a world-famous sport, it is only natural that it should be discussed more.
The football rivalry of these two neighboring countries of South Asia is also famous in that. Nepal vs India
No matter what the outcome, neither team wants to lose. He wants to win by defeating the other team.
After scoring early in the first game, the Indian bench was tense. After the arrival of Almutairi, the mentality of the Nepali team has changed and they have started playing aggressively till the end.
Nepal, which defeated India in 2013 with goals from Anil Gurung and Jumanu Rai, wants to beat India at home once again. India, who have been training together for only a short time, is also aiming to improve in the second game.
In the first match, Nepal’s captain and goalkeeper Kiran Chemjong equaled the record of 73 matches played by former captain Biraj Maharjan. After playing in the second match against India, Kiran will become the highest playing player for Nepal after Biraj. He will have 74 caps in his name. ( Nepal vs India )
In the first match, young midfielder Nitin Thapa had the opportunity to make his debut. Similarly, 18-year-old Ayush Ghalan also played in the first selection for the first time. It remains to be seen what strategy Abdullah will play in the second game. Goalkeepers Bishal Shrestha and Deep Karki and defender Rajan Gurung are yet to make their debuts in the Nepali team.