News AFC U17 Asian Cup Qualifiers: Nepal U17 Loses To Iran U17
Nepal U17 women's team suffered 1-0 loss at the hands of Iran U17 in AFC U17 asian cup qualifiers on Wednesday.
Both teams were equally matched in the opening 45 minutes but Iran eventually found a way through after the restart.
Substitute Arisa Kooh Gard was Iran’s star, beating Nepali keeper Sujata Tamang in the 81st minute to seal the three points.
Nepal will aim to bounce back against Jordan on Friday, who will take on Iran two days later.
The eight group winners will advance to Round 2, scheduled for September 16 to 24.
They will be divided into two groups and the top two teams from each group will join the three highest seeded sides from the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019 – defending champions Japan, DPR Korea and China PR – and hosts Indonesia in the Finals, set for April 7 to 20, 2024.
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