Nepal’s World Cup Qualifiers matches could be affected by ‘Corona Virus’ outbreak

Nepal’s home fixtures of FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers are in doubt as the deadly ‘Corona Virus’ is forcing many events around the world to be postponed. However, the official decision is yet to be made from the governing body.

Nepal is hosting Chinese Taipei on 26th March and the mighty Australia on 31st March at Dashrath Stadium. The most awaited international match at Dashrath Stadium might get some delay if the governing body make some decisions.

However, the Football Federation Australia (FFA) has written to the Asian Football Federation (AFC) on postponing the qualifiers event citing the ‘corona virus’ outbreak reason. Nevertheless, Chinese Taipei are silent about the qualifiers.

Nepal is currently in 4th position of the table having won only one out of their five matches. Nepal lost twice to Kuwait, and once to Jordan, Australia. Nepal registered only one win in the qualifiers against Chinese Taipei.

Corona Virus has already prevailed in more than 75 nations around the world and many footballing events around the world are being affected. Italy has already postponed their Serie A matches to next month.

Nepali team is currently under closed camp as Nepal’s head coach Johan Kalin has already called the preliminary squad for the qualifiers.

Players under camp: Bikesh Kuthu, Bishal Shrestha, Alan Neupane, Rajeen Dhimal, Suman Aryal, Amit Tamang, Saroj Dahal, Ajit Bhandari, Tshiring Gurung, Bikash Khawas, Ananta Tamang, Devendra Tamang, Dilen Loktan, Bishal Rai ‘B’, Sesehang Angdembe, Tej Tamang, Bikram Lama, Subash Gurung, Mikchen Tamang, Pujan Uparkoti, Arik Bista, Sujal Shrestha, Ravi Paswan, Sunil Bal, Anjan Bista, George Prince Karki, Darshan Gurung, Bharat Khawas, Nawayug Shrestha, Asish Lama and Bimal Rana.

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