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Nepal defeats Bangladesh by 2-0 in SAFF Championship


KATHMANDU: Nepal defeated Bangladesh by 2-0 in the opening match of SAFF Championship 2013 played in Dasharath Stadium, Kathmandu on Saturday.

In the match played at the Dasharath Stadium in the Capital, striker Anil Gurung (Jersey No.10) scored home opening goal of the tournament with a brilliant header from a corner pass by Bhola Silwal (Jersey No. 17) at the 17th minute against Bangladesh for the early lead. Striker Bharat Khawas (Jersey No.21) added second goal at the 31st minute for Nepal to ensure wide victory of the home team.

Minister for sports and Youths, Ram Kumar Shrestha handed over the ball to Nepal’s football team captain Sagar Thapa. Both the teams made several attacks on each other. The match, however, was mostly under Nepal’s control.

The match between Nepal and Bangladesh was played under floodlight system. Nepal will play next match against Pakistan. Bangladesh, India, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal would play the match in this edition. Among the SAF championships organized so far, Nepal has experienced victory once but was defeated for three times by Bangladesh.

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