Nepal head coach Almutairi surprisingly omitted NSL winning players - who were regulars in national team - in 32-man preliminary squad for upcoming Iraq friendly and for FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Players like Chirring Gurung, Sanjok Rai*, Tej Tamang*, Bikesh Kuthu (GK) and Biswas Shrestha (Emerging player of NSL) were omitted. Tridev Gurung*, who played vital role in guiding Nepal to tri-nation cup is also not included in the team.
Here is the squad:
GKs: Kiran Kumar Limbu (GK), Deep Karki (GK), Bishal Sunar (GK)
DFs: Dinesh Rajbanshi, Gautam Shrestha, Amit Tamang, Suman Aryal, Bibek Basnet, Bikash Khawas, Rajeen Dhimal, Ananta Tamang, Rohit Chand, Nishan Khadka
MFs: Abhishek Rijal, Anjan Bista, Arik Bista, Bishal Rai, Manish Dangi, Kamal Thapa, Nitin Thapa, Santosh Tamang, Sesehang Angdembe, Sunil Bal, Suraj Jeu Thakuri, Pujan Uparkoti, Ayush Ghalan
FWs: Nawayug Shrestha, Ravi Paswan, Aashish Lama, Bharat Khawas, Darshan Gurung, Suman Lama
What do you think about coach's decision not to include NSL winning players in the squad?
* injured. However, FA hasn't said anything about their condition.
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