Nepal vs Bahrain World Cup qualifiers: Kick-off Nepal Time, Team News

March 21, 2024
Nepal vs Bahrain World Cup qualifier

Nepal vs Bahrain: In the upcoming 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Bahrain will host Nepal at the Bahrain National Stadium in Riffa on March 22 at 12:45 am Nepal Time.

Both teams are looking to bounce back from recent defeats. Bahrain faced a 2-0 loss against the United Arab Emirates in their last match, with Abdullah Ramadan scoring the opener and Ali Mabkhout sealing the victory with a late penalty.

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Despite this defeat, Bahrain remains in contention for direct entry into the tournament proper after a victory against Yemen. On the other hand, Nepal has suffered losses in both of their qualifiers, falling 4-0 to the UAE and 2-0 to Yemen. These defeats have put Nepal at risk of elimination in the second round, making their upcoming match crucial. Head coach Vincenzo Annese has named a squad of 23 players for the double-header against Bahrain, including six new faces.

However, key players like Deep Karki, Ayush Ghalan, and Suraj Jeu Thakuri will be absent from the lineup. This match marks the first official meeting between Nepal and Bahrain. Nepal ranked 175th globally, has struggled in recent games, while Bahrain, ranked 82nd, has shown more consistency despite some losses. Given Bahrain’s stronger performance and Nepal’s recent struggles, the prediction favors Bahrain to win comfortably with a scoreline of 2-0.

Nepal vs Bahrain World Cup qualifier Match Time

Qualifier MatchNepal TimeGlobal TimeDate
Nepal vs Bahrain12:45 am19:00 UTCMarch 22

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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