All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has unveiled the final squad for the AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers on Friday, March 17, 2017.
Goalkeepers - Bikesh Kuthu, Kiran Kumar Limbu, Bishal Shrestha
Defenders - Rabin Shrestha, Biraj Maharjan, Ananta Tamang, Aditya Chaudhary, Kamal Shrestha, Ranjit Dhimal, Jitendra Karki
Midfielders - Rohit Chand, Bishal Rai, Heman Gurung, Bikram Lama, Anjan Bista, Sujal Shreshtha
Forwards - Bimal Gharti Magar, Ranjan Bista, Bharat Khawas, Karna Limbu
Nepal will take on Philippines in its first match of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers on March 28, 2017 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila.
As per the draw of AFC held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in January 23, 2017, Nepal is in Group F of the Qualifiers with Yemen, Tajikistan and the Philippines.
Altogether, 24 teams will compete in the third round of AFC Asian Cup. These teams are drawn into six groups of four.
The Teams - Jordan, Oman, Philippines, Bahrain, Kyrgyz Republic, DPR Korea, India, Palestine, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Turkmenistan, Maldives, Lebanon, Yemen, Afghanistan, Chinese Taipei, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Nepal, Bhutan and Macau.
Group A: A1 Kyrgyz Republic A2 India A3 Myanmar A4 Macau
Group B: B1 DPR Korea B2 Hong Kong B3 Lebanon B4 Malaysia
Group C: C1 Jordan C2 Vietnam C3 Afghanistan C4 Cambodia
Group D: D1 Oman D2 Palestine D3 Maldives D4 Bhutan
Group E: E1 Bahrain E2 Turkmenistan E3 Chinese Taipei E4 Singapore
Group F: F1 Philippines F2 Tajikistan F3 Yemen F4 Nepal
The total of 12 teams - winners and runners-up from each group will qualify for the final competition of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019. The host UAE, Qatar, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Uzbekistan, Syria, Iran and China are already in the final.