Kathmandu: The Nepali national football team, which is preparing for the 13th SAAF Championship to be held in Maldives in October, is playing two friendly matches against India in September.
Before the game with India, it will be an opportunity for Nepal to prepare.
The match between Nepal and India will be played on September 2 and 5 (September 17 and 20) at Dasharath Stadium in Tripureshwor. Nepal is going to play India for the first time after 2017.
The head coach of the Nepali team, Abdullah Almutairi, has also seen the game against India as a clear preparation. “We are playing two friendly games with India. It will be a good preparation for the cleanup, ‘he told the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) media.
He has even hinted at playing a different strategy when playing against India. He had previously played aggressively in the World Cup and Asia Cup qualifiers last June.
“We will try to implement a new philosophy and a new strategy with India,” Almutairi said. I will watch the performance. ‘
He said that a lot has changed during the World Cup qualifiers in Kuwait and also in the current team. “A lot has changed between the team that played in the World Cup qualifiers and the current team. Because I had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with the players, to take a lot of classes and to analyze. ‘
He said that the clean championship to be held in Maldives along with the game against India is also a good opportunity for Nepal to improve its ranking.
He is confident that these games will help Nepal in the selection of the final stage of the Asian Cup.
“We have the opportunity to improve our rankings by performing well. So we have to win a friendly game and a clean game. ‘ “We have the last chance to do well before the Asia Cup qualifiers,” Almutairi said. If we do well in that, we will go from the top four to three in the Asian Cup selection. It will help us. ‘
At present, 28 players are preparing for the closed training in Pokhara. Coach Almutairi has said that he will take up to 26 players for a clean and friendly match with India.
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