Nepal vs Laos football 2023 live FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2026 Round 1

The Nepal national men's football team is facing against their known rivalry as the first round of 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in the second week of this October. After the September FIFA international friendly against Myanmar, Nepal has been continuously working hard in the closed camp.

Even as the preparatory, the head coach Vincenzo Alberto Annesse has been conducting lots of friendly matches against the department team & various other age level Nepal national teams.

Nepal to face Laos in the world cup qualifiers

Nepal who recently played the prime minister three nations cup 2023 including Laos & Bhutan lately on march. The tournament which was conducted ahead of the SAFF Championship 2023 as the preparation was even lifted by the host nation Nepal.

Nepal vs Laos Head to head

Nepal and Laos has faced each other last time in the final of Prime minister three nations cup 2023 where Nepal came out victorious edging Laos 2-1 at Dasharatha International Stadium. Aayush Ghalan & Manish Dangi scored each for Nepal in their victory. Phoutthavong Sangvilay scored only goal for Nepal. Earlier Nepal even faced Laos in the group stage of very tournament where Nepal played a 2-0 win. Ananta Tamang & Nawayug Shrestha scored each for Nepal.

v Laos 

Games won:3
Games drawn:0
Games lost:0
12 Nov 2016Nepal v LaosW2-2AFC Solidarity Cup
22 Mar 2023Nepal v LaosW2-0Tri Nation Tournament
31 Mar 2023Nepal v LaosW2-1Tri Nation Tournament

Nepal vs Laos Match Preview

Currently, Laos, ranked 186th in FIFA rankings, and Nepal, ranked 175th, have previously faced each other in the Prime Minister's Three Nations Cup held in Nepal last March. While defeating Laos 2-0 in the group stage match, Nepal also lifted the title by defeating the same team 2-1 in the final.

In the last match, the Nepali team, which was able to stop Myanmar, which is 10 places ahead of them, with a draw and 1-0, will enter the field with the faces seen in the same match, while another strong nation, Thailand's U-20 team, tied 1-1 with Laos, will also come to Nepal with the faces of the last PM Three nations cup.

5 days after the end of the first leg, the Nepali team will go to Laos for the second leg to be played on the 17th. Based on the aggregate results of the first and second legs, if the Nepali team passes the first qualifying stage, then in the second stage, the competition will be in Group H consisting of the winner between the strong UAE, Bahrain and Yemen, Sri Lanka. will do

If it passes the second stage, Nepal will enter the final stage, where if it stays at the top of the group, Nepal will participate in the 2026 FIFA World Cup, jointly organized by Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Nepal's bad form ahead of the match

The Nepali National Men's Football Team is currently preparing for the FIFA World Cup Asian First Qualifier against Laos on October 12 and 17. The Nepalese team is not in a good form amid the situation where they have to beat Laos to reach the second stage of the World Cup. The Nepali team, which is undergoing closed training, is playing a warm-up match with different age group teams. In the game, the Nepali team looked weak.

Last week, Nepal won 3-2 in the Tribhuvan Army match, but on Saturday, the Nepali team was held to a 2-2 draw by Nepal Police Club. Forward Anjan Bista and midfielder Eric Bista scored goals for Nepal. Army team was comprised of Nawayug Shrestha Bharat Khawas, participated in the prestigious Durand Cup in India a few months ago. On the other hand, on Saturday, the Nepal Police fielded the youth team in the absence of its important players. However, they managed to stop the Nepalese who were on the verge of World Cup qualification.

The main reason why Nepali national football team is in a close call is the lack of important players in the team. The reason is the absence of defender Rohit Chand, forward Manis Dangi and captain and goalkeeper Kiran Chemjong, who are busy in the international football league abroad.

Nepal's 25 men's squad for Nepal in FIFA WC Qualifiers

The head coach of Nepal national football team announced the 25 men's squad for the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2026 & AFC Asian Qualifiers 2027. 

Goalkeepers: Kiran Kumar Limbu, Deep Karki, Abhisek Baral, Anish Deula 

Defenders: Rohit Chand, Ananta Tamang, Sanish Shrestha, Aashish Chaudhary, Aashish Gurung, Anjan Rai, Amrit Shrestha

Midfielders: Arik Bista, Awash Lamichhane, Chhiring Lama, Laken Limbu, Sudip Gurung, Utsav Rai 

Forwards: Anjan Bista, Manish Dangi, Gilepsy Jung Karki, Dinesh Henjan, Hisub Thapaliya, Ayush Ghalan, Kritish Ratna Chhunju, Sanjeeb Bista

Nepal vs Laos Match Date, tickets & Fixtures

The first leg of the first round of the World Cup Qualifier between Nepal and Laos will be played on October 12 at Dasharatha International Stadium in Tripureshwor, Kathmandu.

The ticket price for the match, which will be played under flood lights at 5:30 Nepali time, is NRs.300 for the general side and NRs.500 for the VIP side. 

How to watch Nepal vs Laos football match ?

One can watch the live broadcast of the game on television through Kantipur TV and Kantipur's YouTube channel.

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post

Hide the side menu from the topic