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Nepal national football team

The Nepal national football team represents Nepal in international men's Football and is governed by the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA). A member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), the Nepalese football team play their home games at Dasarath Rangasala Stadium, Tripureswhor, Kathmandu.

Nepal
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Gorkhalis
Association All Nepal Football Association
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation

SAFF (South Asia)

SWAFF (South West Asia)
Head coach Bal Gopal Maharjan[1]
Captain Kiran Chemjong
Most caps Biraj Maharjan (69)
Top scorer

Nirajan Rayamajhi

Hari Khadka (13 goals each)
Home stadium Dasarath Rangasala Stadium
FIFA code NEP
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 160 Increase 1 (20 September 2018)
Highest 121 (December 1993 – February 1994)
Lowest 196 (January 2016)
Elo ranking
Current 202 Steady (6 March 2018)
Highest 171 (23 November 1987)
Lowest 210 (1 May 1999)
First international
 China 6–2 Nepal Nepal
(Beijing, China; 13 October 1972)[2]
Biggest win
   Nepal 7–0 Bhutan 
(Kathmandu, Nepal; 26 September 1999)[3]
Biggest defeat
 South Korea 16–0 Nepal
(Incheon, South Korea; 29 September 2003)[2]

Contents

HistoryEdit

Origins (1921–1963)Edit

Football in Nepal had been a national sport as early as 1921 during the Rana dynasty. Several clubs were formed and several domestic tournaments such as the Ram Janaki Cup (1934), and the Tribhuvan Challenge Shield (1948) were organised. In 1951, the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) was founded, and this saw the formation of the Nepal national football team.

Emergence (1963–1970)Edit

In 1963, Nepal appeared in their first international away game in the Aga Khan Gold Cup; the predecessor of the President's Gold Cup, Asia Champion Club Tournament, and Asian Club Championship (now rebranded as the AFC Champions League) after various associations (including ANFA) insisted on entering national teams instead of clubs.[4] After Nepal entered an 18-man squad, ANFA flew the players to Dhaka, East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) to play their first match. Nepal faced Western Railway, a Pakistani team in the Bangabandhu National Stadium. However, the match was lost 0–7. Two days later, Nepal played the Dhaka Wonders, a local East Pakistani team. Though this match was also lost 0–7. After two disastrous games, Nepal was sure to be knocked out of the preliminary round. The final game was against Dhaka Police Club, though, despite the previous heavy losses, Nepal managed to win the game with a single goal. The goal scorer, Prakash Bikram Shah, became the first Nepali to score on foreign soil.[5] The goal took place at the 19th minute.

Modernisation & golden generation (1970–1999)Edit

In 1970, Nepal became a member of FIFA. Two years later, Nepal joined the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). With this, Nepal played their first international match on 13 October 1972, where they lost 2–6 to the People's Republic of China. The first Nepali footballer to score the first international goal for Nepal in a FIFA-recognized tournament was Y.B Ghale. Ghale scored against Kuwait in the 1982 Asian Games. Despite the popularity of the game, the lack of appropriate footballing infrastructure and the dearth of trainers, technicians, and other facilities have always been obstacles in the way of the Nepalese FA's endeavours to raise the standard of football among the players of a nation that has an official per capita income of just The woes of Nepalese football, however, have been immensely relieved by FIFA's determination to promote football in Nepal through youth programmes.

In the mid-1980s, FIFA provided financial assistance and sent a number of coaches to help Nepal launch its first youth programme, which was geared towards spotting talent at the grassroots level (such as in schools, for example) and providing young players with the necessary know-how, both on and off the pitch. The initial five-year plan helped half the players groomed under the first youth programme to find a place in the national side, and the team that won the 2 gold medals in the first and sixth South Asian Federation (SAF) Games mostly consisted of the players from that youth programme. Despite Nepal being considered among the lower ranked nations, Nepal has been largely successful in the South Asian Games where they won two gold, two silver, and two bronze medals.

Nepal hosted several notable friendlies from teams outside the Asian Confederation during the mid to late 80s, against Denmark in 1986; USSR and East Germany in 1987; and West Germany in 1989.[6] While at the same time, Nepal still entered tournaments against club sides such as FC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast in the 1989 ANFA Cup.

Nepal continued on with their winning ways through several minor tournaments which saw the nation showered with titles including the 1997 and 1998 Governor's Gold Cup, winning gold at the 1993 South Asian Games, and reaching 3rd place in the 1993 South Asian Association of Regional Co-operation Gold Cup (the first edition of the SAFF Championship).

Decline (2000–2009)Edit

The Nepali football came across a forgettable two years from 2001–2003 when the row between two factions (government-backed and FIFA-backed) led Nepali football into deep trouble. Nepal faced a ban and therefore could not participate in any events and the rankings slipped heavily. The dispute was settled, but not before it contributed in pushing Nepali football backward. Nepal celebrated their 100th international football match in January 2003 when they played Bangladesh in the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship. Nepal failed to make any real impact at the tournament. During its 22 years of international participation, the Nepalese team has only played 26 nations outside of South Asia, but it has defeated all of the country's South Asian neighbours during various regional tournaments. Nepal also faced non-AFC teams in competitive tournaments such as Ghana U23 in the 1999 Bangabandhu Cup, and Kazakhstan in the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign (although Kazakhstan was a member of the AFC during this match).

Despite many attempts to raise the standard of football, the players of the resource-strapped nation have not been able to make their mark in international football beyond South Asia. In 2003 during the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers, Nepal's A national team suffered a number of heavy defeats in international matches outside of South Asia. In a match during the Asian Cup qualifying round in South Korea, the hosts scored 16 goals to no reply. In their six matches, Nepal conceded 45 goals and failed to hit the back of the net even once. However, the qualifying competition for the 2002 FIFA World Cup witnessed one of Nepal's best performances in international football, with the Gorkhalis securing two wins in four matches and scoring 13 goals in two matches against Macao and Iraq. But with the Nepalese national and youth teams failing to achieve any noticeable success at international level and FIFA introducing new age restriction systems in several international tournaments, Nepal recently decided to compete only in the FIFA World Cup and Asian Cup qualifiers as well as the SAFF Championship until 2006.

Resurgence (2010–)Edit

After the marquee appointments of Graham Roberts, Nepal had experienced a fair amount of success following the decade of decline. Nepal won Saff U-19 championship in 2015 and 3 major tournaments in 2016, the Bangabandhu Cup and the AFC Solidarity Cup and won a Gold medal in 2016 South Asian Games. Nepal lost no match in 2016.[7][8]

Home stadiumEdit

 
Dasrath Rangashala

The team's home ground is the Dasarath Rangasala Stadium, a multi-purpose stadium in Kathmandu, Nepal. Holding 18,000 spectators all of which are beautifully seated. It is the biggest stadium in Nepal. It is named after Dasrath Chand, one of the martyrs of Nepal.

Most recently, the stadium was used as a primary venue for the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup and the 2013 SAFF Championship, with the Halchowk Stadium hosting some of the matches as well.

Apart from sporting events, the stadium is also used as a music venue for cultural events with Bryan Adams being the most notable act that performed at the site.

Before the 2013 SAFF Championship in Nepal, the stadium underwent a heavy renovation that saw several improvements such as the expansion of seats from 20,000 to 28,000.

Team imageEdit

Nepal Red & BlueEdit

During the ANFA Cup, the All Nepal Football Association occasionally entered two teams for Nepal; Nepal Red & Nepal Blue. This is very much akin to other South Asian teams such as Pakistan (Pakistan Green & Pakistan White, 1993 SAFF Championship; Pakistan Reds, 1976 Quaid-e-Azam exhibition matches), and Bangladesh (Bangladesh Red, 1983 President's Gold Cup). Nepal Red was a selection of Nepalese players that played as the full Nepal national football team. Whereas, Nepal Blue was effectively the B-team.[9][10]

Most of the Nepali top players play in the Nepal Red team, and it is also described as "the Nepal senior team", and is captained by the regular national team captain. While Nepal Blue is described as the "second string team".

Kit evolutionEdit

The national team's kit employs a tricolour of red, blue, and white to reflect the colours of the national flag of Nepal. With red being used for home matches, and blue for away. The pattern in some kits reflects the triangular shaping of the flag, namely the 2013 kit. Nepal's kits are mostly template kits, as opposed to a custom team-specific kit. This is because the Nepal national team isn't lucrative enough to afford kit partnership deals with manufacturers.

Very little is known about the history prior to 1998. However, during the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok, the Nepalese national team hired Bijay Shah to provide technical assistance to the squad, while also acting as the assistant coach. At the time, the team didn't have printed sportswear for the tournament. After printing makeshift kits, Bijay was inspired to start a T-shirt printing company known as Attsh, where through the partnership with a US printing company, and colleagues in South Korea, they produced their first batch of kits for the national team prior to the 1999 South Asian Games.[11]

Recent results and fixturesEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Head Coach   Bal Gopal Maharjan
Assistant Coach(es)   Kiran Shrestha
Goalkeeping Coach   Ujjwal Manandhar
Technical Director   Takeda Chiaki[13]
Physio   Raju Dahal
Media Officer   Subas Humagain

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 20 players have been called up for 2018 SAFF Championship.

Coach: Bal Gopal Maharjan[14]


No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Bikesh Kuthu (1993-06-24)24 June 1993 (aged 25) 5 0   Nepal Army
16 1GK Kiran Chemjong (1990-03-20)20 March 1990 (aged 28) 52 0   T.C. Sports Club
19 1GK Alan Neupane (1996-06-24)24 June 1996 (aged 22) 0 0   Three Star

3 2DF Biraj Maharjan (1990-09-18)18 September 1990 (aged 27) 68 1   Manang Marshyangdi
4 2DF Ananta Tamang (1998-01-14)14 January 1998 (aged 20) 16 1   Three Star
5 2DF Devendra Tamang (1993-11-01)1 November 1993 (aged 24) 3 0   Jhapa XI
6 2DF Aditya Chaudhary (1996-04-19)19 April 1996 (aged 22) 17 0   APF
22 2DF Dinesh Rajbanshi (1998-04-04)4 April 1998 (aged 20) 1 0   Nepal Police
23 2DF Rohit Chand (1992-03-01)1 March 1992 (aged 26) 49 0   Persija Jakarta
25 2DF Suman Aryal (1996-03-09)9 March 1996 (aged 22) 2 0   Nepal Army

7 3MF Nirajan Khadka (1988-10-06)6 October 1988 (aged 29) 28 1   Three Star
8 3MF Bishal Rai (1994-09-22)22 September 1994 (aged 23) 14 3   Manang Marshyangdi
9 3MF Sunil Bal (1998-01-01)1 January 1998 (aged 20) 2 1   Three Star
11 3MF Heman Gurung (1996-02-27)27 February 1996 (aged 22) 12 0   Manang Marshyangdi
15 3MF Sujal Shrestha (1993-02-04)4 February 1993 (aged 25) 18 2   Manang Marshyangdi
30 3MF Hemant Thapa Magar (1998-01-07)7 January 1998 (aged 20) 1 0   Jhapa XI

10 4FW Bimal Gharti Magar (1998-01-26)26 January 1998 (aged 20) 26 6   Three Star
14 4FW Anjan Bista (1998-05-15)15 May 1998 (aged 20) 22 0   Manang Marshyangdi
18 4FW Nawayug Shrestha (1990-06-08)8 June 1990 (aged 28) 18 5   Nepal Army
21 4FW Bharat Khawas (1991-07-22)22 July 1991 (aged 27) 46 9   Nepal Army

Recent call-upsEdit

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Bishal Shrestha (1992-08-09) 9 August 1992 (age 26)[15] 0 0   Manang Marshyangdi Club v.   Philippines, 14 November 2017

DF Man Bahadur Tamang (1994-03-04) 4 March 1994 (age 24) 0 0   Nava Janajagriti Youth Club v.   Yemen, 13 June 2017
DF Bimal Basnet Unknown 1 0   Nepal Army Club v.   India, 6 June 2017
DF Rabin Shrestha (1991-05-17) 17 May 1991 (age 27)[16] 41 0   Nepal Police Club v.   Philippines, 28 March 2017
DF Kamal Shrestha (1997-07-10) 10 July 1997 (age 21) 10 0   Manang Marshyangdi Club v.   Philippines, 14 November 2017
DF Jitendra Karki (1987-08-26) 26 August 1987 (age 31) 7 0   Manang Marshyangdi Club v.   Philippines, 14 November 2017

MF Rajendra Rawal (1993-04-14) 14 April 1993 (age 25) 1 0   APF Club v.   Philippines, 14 November 2017
MF Bikram Lama INJ (1989-02-23) 23 February 1989 (age 29) 23 0   Three Star Club v.   Philippines, 14 November 2017
MF Jagajeet Shrestha (1993-08-07) 7 August 1993 (age 25)[17] 30 1   Nunawading City v.   Philippines, 14 November 2017
MF Ranjan Bista (1998-05-15) 15 May 1998 (age 20) 2 0   APF Club v.   Philippines, 28 March 2017

FW Karna Limbu (1991-07-22) 22 July 1991 (age 27)[18] 1 0   Jhapa XI v.   Philippines, 28 March 2017|clubnat=NEP|latest=v.   Philippines, 14 November 2017}}
FW Anil Gurung RET (1988-01-26) 26 January 1988 (age 30)[19] 50 10   Manang Marshyangdi Club v.   Philippines, 14 November 2017

Coaching historyEdit

Manager Career P W D L Win % PPG Competitions Comment
  Rudi Gutendorf[20] 1981–82 0 0 0 0 ! 0 1982 Asian Games
  Jochen Figge[21] 1984–85 0 0 0 0 ! 0 1984 South Asian Games–gold
  Rudi Gutendorf[20] 1986 0 0 0 0 ! 0
  Joe Kinnear[22] 1987 0 0 0 0 ! 0 1987 South Asian Games–silver
  Reinhard Fabisch[23] ? 0 0 0 0 ! 0
  Dhan Bahadur Basnet[24] 1989–91 0 0 0 0 ! 0
  Maheshwor Mulmi
  Holger Obermann[25]
1991–93 0 0 0 0 ! 0 1991 South Asian Games

1993 SAARC Gold Cup–third place

Although both Obermann and Mulmi were heavily involved in the national team during these years, ANFA hired Obermann only as a 'Technical Director'[26]
  Dhan Bahadur Basnet 1993–94 0 0 0 0 ! 0 1993 South Asian Games–gold

1994 Asian Games

  Maheshwor Mulmi 1995 0 0 0 0 ! 0 1995 Bristol SAFF Gold Cup
  Yogambar Suwal 1995 0 0 0 0 ! 0 1995 South Asian Games
  Bhim Thapa 1996 0 0 0 0 ! 0 1996 AFC Asian Cup–failed to qualify
  Yogambar Suwal 1997 0 0 0 0 ! 0 1998 FIFA World Cup–failed to qualify
  Dhan Bahadur Basnet 1997 0 0 0 0 ! 0 1997 SAFF Gold Cup
  Yoo Kee-Heung 1998 0 0 0 0 ! 0 1998 Asian Games
  Torsten Spittler[27] 1999 0 0 0 0 ! 0 1999 SAFF Gold Cup–4th
  Stephen Constantine[28] 1999–01 0 0 0 0 ! 0 1999 South Asian Games–silver

2000 ANFA Coca Cola Invitational Tournament–finalist

  Maheshwor Mulmi 2001 0 0 0 0 ! 0 2002 FIFA World Cup–failed to qualify
  Yoo Kee-Heung 2003 0 0 0 0 ! 0 2003 SAFF Gold Cup–group stage
  Toshihiko Shiozawa 2005–06 0 0 0 0 ! 0 2005 SAFF Gold Cup–group stage
  Shyam Thapa[29] 2006–07 0 0 0 0 ! 0 2006 AFC Challenge Cup–semi final

2010 FIFA World Cup–failed to qualify

  Thomas Flath[30] 2008 0 0 0 0 ! 0 2008 SAFF Championship–group stages
  Birat Krishna Shrestha[31] 2008 0 0 0 0 ! 0 2008 AFC Challenge Cup–group stages
  Krishna Thapa[32] 2008–09 0 0 0 0 ! 0 2008 Merdeka Tournament–group stages
  Yogamber Suwal 2009 0 0 0 0 ! 0 2009 Prime Minister's Invitational Tournament–champions

2010 AFC Challenge Cup–failed to qualify

  Krishna Thapa 2009–11 0 0 0 0 ! 0 2009 SAFF Championship–group stages
  Graham Roberts[33] 2011–12 0 0 0 0 ! 0 2011 SAFF Championship–semi-final
2014 FIFA World Cup–failed to qualify
2012 AFC Challenge Cup–group stages
Reached Round 2 in the World Cup qualifiers for the first time
  Krishna Thapa[34] 2012* 0 0 0 0 ! 0 2012 Nehru Cup
    Jack Stefanowski 2013 0 0 0 0 ! 0 2013 SAFF Championship–semi-final
2014 AFC Challenge Cup–failed to qualify
  Raju Kaji Shakya[35] 2014* 0 0 0 0 ! 0 Exhibition matches (Vs. Philippines)
    Jack Stefanowski[36] 2014–15 0 0 0 0 ! 0 2018 FIFA World Cup–failed to qualify
  Dhruba KC[37] 2015* 0 0 0 0 ! 0 Exhibition matches (Vs. India)
  Patrick Aussems[38] 2015–16 3 0 0 3 000 0 2015 SAFF Championship–group stages Rebuilt the national team
  Bal Gopal Maharjan[39] 2016 5 3 2 0 060 2.2 2016 Bangabandhu Cup–champions Earned Nepal's first major title in 23 years
  Koji Gyotoku[40] 2016– 13 4 5 4 031 30.7 2016 AFC Solidarity Cup–champions Earned Nepal's first AFC title

Competitive recordEdit

International match recordsEdit

As of 8 September 2018[41]

  Positive Record   Neutral Record   Negative Record

Opponent
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
  Afghanistan 6 3 1 2 10 4 +6
  Bangladesh 24 8 3 13 20 30 −10
  Bhutan 14 14 0 0 45 6 +39
  Brunei 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2
  Cambodia 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
  China 4 0 0 4 2 31 −29
  Hong Kong 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
  India 18 1 4 13 7 33 −26
  Indonesia 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2
  Iran 5 0 0 5 0 25 −25
  Iraq 3 0 0 3 3 16 −13
  Japan 5 0 0 5 0 28 −28
  Jordan 2 0 1 1 1 10 −9
  Kazakhstan 2 0 0 2 0 10 −10
  Kuwait 4 0 0 4 1 21 −20
  Kyrgyzstan 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2
  Laos 2 0 2 0 3 3 0
  Malaysia 6 0 1 5 0 21 −21
  Macau 6 4 1 1 16 7 +9
  Maldives 15 4 4 7 19 20 −1
  Myanmar 2 0 0 2 0 6 −6
  North Korea 4 0 0 4 1 11 −10
  Northern Mariana Islands 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6
  Pakistan 19 6 5 8 20 25 −5
  Palestine 3 0 2 1 0 2 −2
  Philippines 6 1 1 4 2 14 −12
  Saudi Arabia 1 0 0 1 0 7 −7
  Sri Lanka 17 4 6 7 20 25 −5
  Singapore 3 0 0 3 0 12 −12
  South Korea 8 0 0 8 1 55 −54
  Syria 2 0 0 2 0 5 −5
  Tajikistan 2 0 0 2 1 5 −4
  Thailand 7 1 0 6 3 19 −16
  Tibet 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6
  Timor-Leste 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6
  Turkmenistan 2 0 0 2 0 8 −8
  United Arab Emirates 1 0 0 1 0 11 −11
  Vietnam 2 0 0 2 0 7 −7
  Yemen 4 0 1 3 1 7 −6
Total 213 54 35 124 202 495 −291

Competition historyEdit

*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

FIFA World CupEdit

FIFA World Cup Finals record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Result Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Result Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  1930 Non-FIFA Member Non-FIFA Member
  1934
  1938
  1950
  1954
  1958
  1962
  1966
  1970 Withdrew Withdrew
  1974
  1978
  1982
  1986 Did not qualify 3rd (Group 3A) 1 4 0 1 3 0 11 −11
  1990 4th (Group 4) 0 6 0 0 6 0 28 −28
  1994 Withdrew Withdrew
  1998 Did not qualify 4th (Group 4) 1 6 0 1 5 2 19 −17
   2002 3rd (Group 6) 6 6 2 0 4 13 25 −12
  2006 Withdrew Withdrew
  2010 Did not qualify Round 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4
  2014 Round 2 7 4 2 1 1 7 11 −4
  2018 Round 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 2 −2
  2022 TBD - - - - - - - - TBD
Total 0/21 - - - - - - - - 7/21 16 30 4 4 22 22 100 −78

AFC Asian CupEdit

AFC Asian Cup finals record AFC Asian Cup qualification
Host/Year Result Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Result Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  1956 Non-AFC Member Non-AFC Member
  1960
  1964
  1968
  1972 Withdrew Withdrew
  1976
  1980
  1984 Did Not Qualify 5th (Group 2) 0 4 0 0 4 0 30 −30
  1988 5th (Group 3) 1 4 0 1 3 0 7 −7
  1992 Withdrew Withdrew
  1996 Did Not Qualify 4th (Group 5) 0 6 0 0 6 2 26 −24
  2000 4th (Group 5) 3 4 1 0 3 3 13 −10
  2004 4th (Group E) 3 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2
     2007 Withdrew Withdrew
  2011 Did Not Qualify Withdrew & Berth Unsecured*
  2015 3rd (Group D)** 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2019 Group F*** 3 8 0 3 5 3 13 −10
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6/17 10 28 2 4 22 12 91 −79

*Withdrew from qualification, & failed to qualify for 2010 AFC Challenge Cup.
**Failed to qualify for 2014 AFC Challenge Cup.
***Some games also part of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification.

AFC Challenge CupEdit

AFC Challenge Cup finals record AFC Challenge Cup qualification record
Host/Year Result Pts GP W D* L GF GA GD Result Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  2006 Semi Final 7 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 No qualification tournament
  2008 Round 1 3 1 0 2 3 4 1 +3 1st (Group D) 6 2 2 0 0 4 2 +2
  2010 Did Not Qualify 2nd (Group C) 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 +0
  2012 Round 1 0 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 2nd (Group D) 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 +0
  2014 Did Not Qualify 3rd (Group D) 4 3 1 1 1 6 2 +4
Tournament replaced by AFC Solidarity Cup
Total 3/5 10 7 1 3 7 8 10 −2 4/4 16 10 4 4 2 12 6 +6

AFC Solidarity CupEdit

Host/Year Result Pts GP W D* L GF GA GD
  2016 Champions 10 4 3 1 0 6 2 +4
Total 1/1 10 4 3 1 0 6 2 +4

SAFF ChampionshipEdit

Host/Year Result Pts GP W D* L GF GA GD
  1993 3rd 2 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1
  1995 Semi-Final 2 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1
  1997 Round 1 0 2 0 0 2 1 5 −4
  1999 4th 3 4 1 0 3 6 9 −3
  2003 Round 1 3 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1
  2005 Round 1 3 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1
    2008 Round 1 3 3 1 0 2 5 9 −4
  2009 Round 1 4 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2
  2011 Semi-Final 5 4 1 2 1 3 3 0
  2013 Semi-Final 7 4 2 1 1 5 3 +2
  2015 Round 1 0 2 0 0 2 1 5 −4
  2018 TBD - - - - - - - -
Total 11/11 32 34 8 8 18 35 50 −15

Olympic GamesEdit

Asian GamesEdit

Host/Year Result Pts GP W D* L GF GA GD
  1951 Non-IOC Member
  1954
  1958
  1962
  1966 Withdrew
  1970
  1974
  1978
  1982 Round 1 0 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8
  1986 Round 1 0 4 0 0 4 0 17 −17
  1990 Withdrew
  1994 Round 1 0 3 0 0 3 0 20 −20
  1998 Round 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 6 −6
2002 to Present see Nepal national under-23 team
Total 12 0 0 12 1 52 −51

South Asian GamesEdit

Host/Year Result Pts GP W D* L GF GA GD
  1984   Gold - - - - - - - -
  1985   Bronze - - - - - - - -
  1987   Silver - - - - - - - -
  1989 No medal - - - - - - - -
  1991 No medal - - - - - - - -
  1993   Gold - - - - - - - -
  1995 No medal - - - - - - - -
  1999   Silver 9 5 3 0 2 12 7 +5
Age bar restriction after 1999, U23s only.
  2004 No medal 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 -1
  2006   Bronze 8 5 2 2 1 10 5 +5
  2010 No medal 3 3 1 0 2 2 4 -2
  2016   Gold 9 4 3 0 1 12 7 +5
  2018 TBD - - - - - - - -
Total 12/12 30 19 9 3 7 36 24 +12

Other tournamentsEdit

In these tournaments, Nepal was sometimes fielded as 'ANFA XI', 'Nepal XI', or 'Nepal Sports Development Authority' despite being the de facto national football team endorsed by the ANFA.

Host/Year Result Pts** GP W D* L GF GA GD
  1975 DCM Cup Unknown - - - - - - - -
  1979 President's Gold Cup Unknown - - - - - - - -
  1979 Agatha Gold Cup Unknown - - - - - - - -
  1979 Aga Khan Gold Cup Round 1 1 4 0 1 3 2 14 −12
  1981 President's Gold Cup Unknown - - - - - - - -
  1981 Quaid-E-Azam International Cup Unknown - - - - - - - -
  1981 King's Cup Unknown - - - - - - - -
  1982 Darjeeling Gold Cup Unknown - - - - - - - -
  1982 Quaid-e-Azam International Cup 6th 4 6 1 2 3 3 9 −6
  1982 King's Cup Round 1 2 4 1 0 3 2 9 −7
  1982 ANFA Coca Cola Invitational Tournament Runner up - - - - - - - -
  1983 Merdeka Tournament Round 1 - - - - - - - -
  1983 President's Gold Cup Round 1 0 2 0 0 2 2 7 −5
  1984 ANFA Cup Runner up - - - - - - - -
  1985 Quaid-E-Azam International Cup Round 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 9 −9
  1986 Panchayat Silver Jubilee Cup Semi-final 3 3 1 1 2 1 4 −3
  1986 Quaid-E-Azam International Cup 5th 5 3 1 1 3 4 17 −13
  1986 ANFA Cup Runner up - - - - - - - -
  1987 Quaid-E-Azam International Cup Round 1 - - - - - - - -
  1987 ANFA Cup Champions - - - - - - - -
  1989 Aga Khan Gold Cup Unknown - - - - - - - -
  1989 ANFA Cup Runner up - - - - - - - -
  1995 Airlines Gold Cup Unknown - - - - - - - -
  1997 Governor's Gold Cup Champion - - - - - - -
  1998 Governor's Gold Cup Champion - - - - - - -
  1998 Durand Cup Round 1 - - - - - - -
  1999 Bangabandhu Cup Round 1 0 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2
  2000 ANFA Coca Cola Invitational Tournament Runner up - - - - - - -
  2008 Merdeka Tournament Round 1 1 3 0 1 2 3 9 −6
  2009 Prime Minister's Invitational Tournament Champions - - - - - - -
  2012 Nehru Cup Round 1 1 4 0 1 3 1 9 −8
  2016 Bangabandhu Cup Champions 11 5 3 2 0 8 1 +7
  2016 AFC Solidarity Cup Champions 10 4 3 1 0 6 2 +4
Total 5 Titles - - - - - - - -
**Former rules, win = 2pts.

HonoursEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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