Former Nepal International U-19 goalie, Rajiv Shrestha has sent his best wishes to Nepal National U-22 team from USA ahead of AFC U-22 group D qualifiers starting from 16th of June in Kathmandu.
Speaking to GoalNepal.com over phone from USA, Shrestha said, "I am excited here in USA for the qualifiers. I want my boys to do their best".
"I wish all the best to U-22 National team. We definitely have home advantage but we have to utilize it".
"I would like to send special message to goalkeepers. You guys (goalkeeprs) shouldn't panic but concentrate and focus on the game. My best wishes are with you all".
Shrestha thinks that Rohit Chand is the "trunk" of the team.
"I think Rohit Chand is going to be central attraction of the team. He is such an influential player in the team".
In Group A: UAE, Iraq, Oman, India, Turkmenistan, Lebanon
In Group B: Saudi Arabia, Syria, Pakistan, Palestine, Palestine, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka
In Group C: Bahrain, IR Iran, Tajikistan, Qatar, Kuwait, Maldives
In Group D: Uzbekistan, Jordan, Yemen, Bangladesh, Nepal
In Group E: Australia, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Macau, Timor Leste
In Group F: DPR Korea, China PR, Thailand, Hong Kong, Laos, Cambodia
In Group G: Korea Republic, Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar, Chinese Taipei, Philippines
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