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Asian Cup Qualifiers : Nepal lose to Tajikistan 2-1


KATHMANDU — Tajikistan has defeated Nepal 2-1 in a group match of 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification held at ANFA complex in Satdobato, Lalitpur on Tuesday.

Tajikistan took lead with a goal of Dzhalilov Manuchehr in the 25th minute and doubled in the 29th minute with Vasiev Dilshod’s score.

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Nepal tried to come back in the game and improved the goal difference to 2-1 in the 60thth minute as striker Bimal Gharti Magar scored the goal for Nepal in the 60th th minute.

However, Magar’s single goal was not sufficient for Nepal to defeat Tajikistan.

Earlier, Nepal lost to Philippines and played out a goalless draw with Yemen.