SAFF Championship: Nepal humbled by Kuwait

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Bengaluru, June 21

Kuwait have humbled Nepal 3-1 in the first match of the SAFF Championship at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.

With this, Nepal are still winless against Kuwait in 10 matches.

Kuwait dominated the first half and scored two goals thanks to Khaled Hajiah and Shabaib Al-Khaldi. Nepal struggled to keep the ball as Kuwait easily play around the defences of Nepal as they dominated the game from the first whistle as the scoreline flattered Nepal. Defensive lapses did not help the team either.

Kuwatis started the second half in the same fashion as they piled the pressure on Nepal with Mohmmad Abdullah scoring a penalty midway through the half putting Kuwait 3-0 up.

Nepal then stepped up their game and put some pressure on Kuwait. The pressure counted as Anjan Bista scored his 12th goal for Nepal and became the third Nepali to score against Kuwait. The team tried but a lack of confidence upfront meant Nepal did not create enough chances to get back into the game.

Nepal will play India on June 24.

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