Nepal will face Bahrain in the third match of the AFC U-20 Asian Cup qualifiers today. The match will be played at the Ali Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Stadium in Bahrain at 11:45 PM NST.
In the first group match, Nepal suffered a 2-0 defeat to Bhutan U-20 following by a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Qatar.
Nepal are at the bottom of group B with zero points on board. Bangladesh have four points and are at the top of the table. Qatar and Bhutan are on three points and make up the second and third spots. Bahrain remain fourth with one point.
Nepal will play against Bangladesh on September 18 in the final group match.
The team finishing at the group's top will qualify for the AFC U-20 Asian Cup to be held in Uzbekistan next year alongside the five best runners-up. After two successive defeats, Nepal's chances of finishing in the top two plages are very slim.
Squad: Aashish Rai, Abhishek Waiba, Ajay Chaudhary, Amar Shrestha, Dipesh Gurung, Ishwor Gurung, Ishwor Gurung, Jaan Tamli, Janmejay Dhami, Jiyarat Sheikh, Kritish Ratna Chhunju, Managya Nakarmi, Niranjan Malla, Raj Thokar, Rakesh Biwhwokarma, Rohan Khadgi, Sandeep Karki, Shrijan Dani, Sugam Suwal, Sumit Shrestha, Top Bahadur Rana, Sanjeev Lama, Ayush Ghalan (C), Shyansu Bhusal