Kathmandu, August 18
The fixtures of the SAFF Championship have been released on Wednesday. Nepal will kick off the tournament against hosts the Maldives, on October 1, at the National Football Stadium in the capital, Male.
According to the fixtures, Nepal’s second match will be against Sri Lanka on October 3. Nepal’s third game will be against, rival and favourites for the tournament, India on October 8 after which it will play its last group game against Bangladesh on October 10.
The final will be played between the top two teams on October 13. All the games will be played at National Football Stadium in Male.
Nepali side is currently in a closed camp training in Pokhara to prepare for the Championship as it aims to reach the final of the SAFF Championship for the first time.