They opened the scoring in the 40th minute of the game but Indonesia scored goals just before and after the break to secure a 2-1 win. Nepal are in pursuit of their first qualification to the finals while Kuwait were barred from participating in the 2019 edition and will be looking to make it to the finals this time around.Keeping a clean sheet has been a problem for both teams, with the Gorkhalis keeping just two shutouts in their last 10 games across all competitions. Al-Azraq have also kept two clean sheets in their last seven games across all competitions.
Nepal takes on host Kuwait in the second match of the AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers after losing the first one. In the first match, majority of the ball was played in Nepal’s half but yet Nepal managed to not more than 2 goals.
Nepal and Kuwait were in same group in the second round of the qualifiers as well. In both the legs, Nepal lost 1-0 and 7-0 respectively.
The match between Nepal and Kuwait will be played at Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium and will kick-off at 10 pm Nepali time.
Goalkeepers: Deep Karki, Bishan Sunar, Tikendra Singh Thapa.
Defenders: Bikash Khawas, Bikash Tamang, Gautam Shrestha, Rajan Gurung, Shiva Gurung, Suman Aryal.
Midfielders: Akash Buda Magar, Arik Bista, Nir Kumar Rai, Pujan Uperkoti, Roshan Rana Magar, Santosh Tamang, Sesehang Angdembe, Sunil Bal, Suraj Jeu Thakuri.