Nepal to play int’l friendly match against Bangladesh

Kathmandu: Two international friendly football matches between Nepal and Bangladesh have been scheduled. The international friendly match is scheduled to be played on November 13 and 17 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Football Federation has also announced the preliminary squad for the match.
Bangladesh has called up 36 players for the first phase of training against Nepal. The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) had given permission to train the Nepali national football team last week. But ANFA has stated that the practice of the Nepali team will start only after the tenth holiday. The government had earlier decided to reopen the training, which had been closed since April 1.
But football training was halted in the Kathmandu Valley after the spread of the corona virus.
ANFA had quarantined the players asking them to start training. In the process, PCR test of the players was also done. After the FIFA World Cup and Asian Cup qualifiers were also postponed at that time, ANFA had allowed the players who had been quarantined by PCR to go home. Now, ANFA will follow the health protocol again and start practicing for the friendly game after the tenth day.