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AFC bars 13 Nepali football clubs from all 2021 events

Kathmandu, December 1

The regional football governing body, Asian Football Confederation (AFC), has barred 13 ‘A’ division clubs of Nepal from all the competitions to be held next year.

The clubs had applied for a club licence to participate in international matches to be hosted by the AFC, but all of the applications were denied, informs All Nepal Football Association (ANFA).

It has been learned that the clubs could not meet the set criteria for the licence. Tribhuvan Army Club was quite close to getting the licence but could not make it.

The criteria for club licensing include a club’s own stadium, youth team, academy, hostel, and training hall among others.

Last year, the AFC had fined the ANFA after finding that some clubs had violated the criteria to obtain the licence.

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