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Nepal Holds Yemen to 2-2 Draw in World Cup Qualifiers

June 12, 2024
World Cup Qualifiers

Nepal and Yemen fought to a thrilling 2-2 draw in their final match of the second round of the FIFA World Cup 2026 Asian qualifiers. The match was held at the Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Stadium in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Sanjeeb Bista and Gillespye Jung Karki found the back of the net for Nepal, while Yemen’s goals came from Nasser Al-Gahwashi and Mohammed Al-Dahi.

Despite the valiant effort, Nepal finished bottom of Group H with only 1 point from their 6 matches. Yemen ended their campaign with 5 points.

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This match marked a momentous occasion for Nepal’s captain, Kiran Chemjong, who earned his 100th international cap. He becomes the first Nepali footballer to achieve this remarkable feat.

While their World Cup dreams are over for now, Nepal will look ahead to competing in the third round of the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers. Meanwhile, Group H winners UAE and runners-up Bahrain have secured their spots in the next round of World Cup qualifiers.

Yukesh Chaudhary

Yukesh Chaudhary is the CEO and Founder of Niriv, The parent company of The Ditible. He writes on sports news and trends, He has been writing sports news from 2021 and has been writing here.

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