Nepal to play Timor Leste


KATHMANDU: Nepal will play against Timor Leste in the FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifiers. The first leg of the Asian qualifiers will be held in Kathmandu on June 29, while the return leg is scheduled for July 3 in Timor Leste. If Nepal win the first-round match, they will play against Jordan in July.

Nepal last played the FIFA 2010 World Cup qualifiers against Oman, losing both matches by the identitical score of 2-0 in Muscat and Kathmandu. Meanwhile, Nepal have been drawn in Group ‘D’ along with Syria, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon in the AFC Under-16 Championships qualifiers to be held in Nepal from September 10-25. In the AFC U-19 championship qualifiers slated for October 28 to November 12, Nepal are pitted in Group ‘A’ along with Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Oman, Bangladesh and Maldives.

The participating teams in both the qualifiers are divided into seven groups, with top two teams from all the pools making it to the finals.


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