Nepal suffers defeat against UAE in World Cup football qualifiers

File: Nepal national football team

Kathmandu, June 7

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has made an emphatic win in the second round match of the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers here on Thursday.

UAE defeated Nepal 4-0 in the Prince Mohammed bin Fahd Stadium match in Saudi Arabia. UAE had a two-goal lead in the first half of the match and scored two more goals in the second half.
Harib Abdallah Almusherakh scored two goals for UAE, while Ali Saleh and Hazem Mohammad scored one goal each.

With the win, UAE is at the top of Group H with 15 points with five wins. Nepal is without points after losing all five matches. Nepal will play its last match against Yemen on June 11.

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