Bhutan stunned Maldives 2-1 on Thursday to keep their final ambition alive.
Chimi Dorji (55') and Phub Thinley (84') scored apiece for Bhutan. Hamza Mohamad scored one for Maldives in 90th minute.
With the win, Bhutan have moved atop with six points from three matches. Earlier they defeated Bangladesh 1-0 but suffered 4-0 loss at the hands of hosts Nepal.
Maldives have just two points from three matches and will play against Nepal on December 7. Bhutan will play against Sri Lanka on 7th December.
There are five teams taking part in the event. Top two teams after round robin matches will play the final match on December 10.
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