India vs Nepal: Highlights of International Football Match


On Thursday, Nepal hosted one of the first global friendly football matches for their home team and the Indian team at the Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu. The match concluded with a 1-1 draw between the two country teams.

The India Team players who Participated in the match: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK); Rahul Bheke, Chinglensana Singh, Shubashish Bose, Akash Mishra (Seriton Fernandes 46′); Suresh Singh Wangjam (Lalengmawia 63′), Glan Martins (Rahim Ali 46′), Brandon Fernandes (Anirudh Thapa 46′); Liston Colaco (Sahal Abdul Samad 46′), Manvir Singh, Sunil Chhetri (C) (Bipin Singh 70).

While the Nepal Team consisted of : Kiran Kumar Limbu, Deep Karki, Bishal Shrestha, Bikesh Kuthu, Ananta Tamang, Dinesh Rajbanshi, Gautam Shrestha, Rohit Chand, Suman Aryal, Rajan Gurung, Kamal Thapa, Ayush Ghalan, Bishal Rai, Nitin Thapa, Pujan Uperkoti, Santosh Tamang, Sujal Shrestha, Sunil Bal, Suraj Jeu Thakuri, Tej Tamang, Aashish Lama, Anjan Bista, Manish Dangi, Nawayug Shrestha, Suman Lama.

Highlights of the Football Match

In the first half of the football match, Nepal took the forefront when, in the 36th minute of the game Anjan Bista from the Nepali team scored a goal. He took advantage of the fact that there was a hint of deviation between the India goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and defender Chinglensana Singh Konsham.

After capitalising in the first half, the Nepali team played with great ambition while the Indian squad surpassed the match with great intense observation. After their renewal, the Indian team steadfast into a more robust and persistent team strength.

And gained an equalisation in the 60th minute when captain Sunil Chhetri scored a shot from 25 yards that could only be ejected into the six-yard net goal by the Nepal goalkeeper Kiran Lumbu.

Taking this opportunity, Anirudh Thapa clanked a goal even before the Nepali team could perceive what happened.

In the concluding minutes, the host country got numerous chances to make a winning shot, but the Indian team played an intense game of defence and made it difficult for them to formulate the winning points. The coercive reason was played without Sandesh Jhingan as he was injured.

Few players of the Nepali team like Anjan, keeper Kiram and Suman Aryal got the yellow card.

Indian players like Anirudh and Sahal Abdul Samad played in the midfield, while Indian team players like Seriton Fernandes and Rahim Ali made their senior Indian debuts.

According to the sources, the two countries teams of India and Nepal are scheduled to meet again on Sunday, September 5, for a second International friendly match at the same venue streaming live on the Indian Football Team Facebook page.

So keep your charts free this weekend, and don’t miss out on this upcoming incredulous match, take two.

Shivya Kumar Verma
Shivya Kumar Verma
Shivya Kumar Verma completed her bachelor’s degree in BA public policy. Since a young age, she had a keen interest in writing. Writing has always been a part of her journey to this very moment. Her key area of interest in writing revolves around genres like Fashion and lifestyle, entertainment, social issues and awareness etc. She believes as a writer limiting yourself to an area block your experiences, so always makes it a point to explore new topics in order to gain new experience and nurture her writing. That’s why she strongly resides to be a student at heart and is open to learn new things .



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