The Nepali Youth National Football Team is beginning its AFC U-23 Asian Cup Qualifier journey by playing against Iran on Monday.
Team Nepal will begin the match by playing with a strong team from Iran to be held in Tajikistan. In a pre-match conference, chief coach of Nepal, Bal Gopal Maharjan said that Nepal would play with high morale for good results.
Despite a strong opponent, Nepal will make the best possible efforts for a good result, said coach Maharjan.
For the match, 23 footballers and 12 officials had left Nepal on Tuesday. Nepal is in the group ‘B’ including Iran, host Tajikistan and Lebanon. Nepal is scheduled to play with the host Tajikistan on October 28 and with Lebanon on October 31.
So far, Nepal has not advanced from the qualification round of the AFC U-23 Cup Football.
In the last two series, Nepal returned home without making goals.