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Nepal out of WC qualifiers with goalless draw against India

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KATHMANDU —

Nepal’s hopes of reaching the second round of the qualifying match for the World Cup 2018 and Asia Cup in 2019 ended after the team played a goalless draw against India today.

With today’s draw taking after the March 12 2-0 loss with India, Nepal lost their opportunities to go to Russia in 2018 and to the UAE the next year.

Although Nepal got several chances at scoring, the team missed the chances regarding in the completing front.

India has entered the second round of the qualifiers.

In front of the huge crowd, the Nepali players made some great moves in both the halves and succeeded in holding the India under pressure but failed to score and keep Nepal’s hope alive.

The match started at 3:30 NST at the Dasarath Stadium in Kathmandu.

India has defeated Nepal 2-0 in the first match between the neighboring countries that was hosted by India at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium on March 12.

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7 injured in Dhading truck-microbus collision

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DHADING — Seven passengers were injured after a microbus and a truck collided head-on at Baireni in Galchhi rural municipality-6, Dhading on Thursday morning.

The cement loaded truck(Na 5 Kha 7386) en route to Kathmandu from Gajuri collided with the microbus(Ga 1 Kha 2966) coming from Pokhara from Kathmandu.

Driver of microbus along with other six have sustained injuries. Other injured are Ramendra Bishwokarma and Purna Kumari Gurung of Syangja, Aasha Gurung, Aarapi Gurung and Bibek Poudel of Kathmandu, Anju Chaudhary of Kaski and Suman Gurung of Lamjung, according to Area Police Office, Gajuri.

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