FULL TIME. Oman U23 1 Nepal U23 0. Thanks for being with us. Nepal U23 will play against Qatar U23 on March 24.
Three minutes of added time.
Bishwas Shrestha IN, Gaurav Budhathoki OUT - NEPAL U23
Five minutes remaining on the clock.
10 mins left on the clock. Oman U23 1 Nepal U23 0.
Nitin Thapa is booked with a yellow card.
Time is ticking away. Nepal needs to change its strategy. Do you think Nepal should play attacking game from now?
Abhisek Rijal replaces Tej Tamang - NEPAL U23
Anjan Bista tries his luck from outside the box, ball skies over the bar.
Corner kick to Oman. Goalie Arpan punches the ball in. Rebounded shot not taken properly.
20 mins remaining on the clock. Oman U23 1 Nepal U23 0.
Oman keeping ball possesion with them. Should coach Bal Gopal bring in fresh legs?
Anjan Bista is fouled. Free kick to Nepal but poorly taken.
What should coach Bal Gopal Maharjan do here? Should he bring in more defenders or field in attacking midfielders?
30 mins left. Oman U23 have increased their pace right after the break.
Nepal survives a goal. Arman Said's long powerful shot hits the crossbar.
Five minutes into break. Arpan Karki brilliantly saves the ball. Nepal survives another goal.
Second half starts..
HALF TIME. Oman U23 1 Nepal U23 0
Two minutes of added time.
Lady luck favors Nepal. Oman hits the side pole. Poor defending this time. Kamal should have tight marked the opponent player.
Good cross from the flank, defender Ananta Tamang heads the ball out from danger zone.
Much improvement from Nepal U23. Can they come back to the game? Oman U23 1 Nepal U23 0.
This is road to Tokyo Olympics. When is Nepal going to compete in this mega event? Any time soon? or not in our future?
Good pass from Bimal to Anjan, ambitious shot from latter, ball skies over the bar.
Nepal U23 has slightly improved their game. They have started playing passing game.
First move from Nepal. Bimal Gharti Magar tries his luck from outside the box, not in the frame.
20 mins gone, very poor start from Nepal. These players are future Nepal players.
Not a single move. Leave the move. Team Nepal U23 doesn't seem gel together. They look hurry, worried and panicked.
Oman U23 hits the crossbar. What's going on with Nepal U23?
GOAL! al Malki scores. Superb pass and nice finish. Oman U23 1 Nepal 0.
Oman have started the game in a good note. They have keeping the ball possesion. Nepal U23 0 Oman U23 0.
First dangerous move from Oman U23, good save from goalie Arpan, defender clears the ball away from danger zone.
Nitin Thapa replaced injured Hemanta Thapa Magar. Match resumed.
Very sad Hemanta sustains injury in the very first minute. He is being stretchered off.
AFC anthem echoes, both teams are entering the stadium.
Oman First XI: Ibrahim Al-Mukhani(GK); Amran Said, Qadhafi Rashid, Ammar Saif, Ahmed Ali, Yousef Nashr; Zahir Sulaiman, Asad Khamis, Salaah Al Yahyaei(C); Muhsen Saleh, Arshad Sai
Nepal First XI: Arpan Karki(GK); Suman Aryal, Ananta Tamang, Dinesh Rajbanshi, Kamal Shrestha;Sunil Bal, Hemanta Thapa Magar, Gaurab Budhathoki, Tej Tamang; Bimal Gharti Magar, Anjan Bista.
Both teams have completed their warm up session.
Players are out for warm up session.
Team Nepal have already arrived here at match venue.
Nepal is taking on Oman in its first group match.
Hello and welcome! This is Oman vs Nepal.