News Defending Champions Nepal U18 On A Brink Of Elimination

Defending Champions Nepal U18 suffered a stunning 3-0 defeat at the hands of Bhutan U18 to put themselves on a brink of elimination from SAFF U18 championship 2019.

Nervous looking Nepal performed a very poor game against Bhutan. Soggy field after a brief rainfall didn't help both teams but Yeshi Dorji scored the opener for Bhutan in 36th minute. Kelzang Jigme scored through spot in 86th minute and Sonam scored third goal in the 90th minute. 

Nepal have just a point from two matches while Bhutan has collected much important three points from its first match and has also secured semis spot. They will take on Maldives on September 24.

There are Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives in the group.

Nepal will now wait the result from the match between Bhutan and Maldives. If Bhutan beats Maldives with higher margin, Nepal can still go through semifinals as group runners up.

This is third defeat to Bhutan in international football. Nepal U18 had suffered first defeat to Bhutan U18 in Thimpu in 2018. Nepal U14 girls team had also suffered defeat to Bhutan U14 girls team in SAFf U15 women's championship last year. Today, it was third defeat to them.

India U18 will play against Sri Lanka U18 on September 23.

What do you think about this stunning defeat? Is Nepalese football degrading everyday ?

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