Nepal U-23 Football Team has lost to Japan 1-0 in its inaugural match of the Asian Games 2018 held at Wibawa Mukti Stadium, Sikarang, Indonesia on Wednesday, August 14, 2018.
A single goal from Mitoma Kaoru in the early 7th minute of the match proved to be a match winner for Japan.
Nepal was under pressure against the Asian power house of the football. However, Nepal’s goalie proved to be strong enough to stop around 13 shots out of 22 attempts of Japan.
Nepal has been grouped with Japan, Pakistan and Vietnam in Group D in the tournament. Nepal will take on Vietnam U-23 on August 16 and Pakistan U-23 on August 19.
Nepali Squad: Goalie Limbu Kiran Kumar, Tamang Ananta, Chaudhary Aditya, Rai Bishal, Lama Suman, Gharti Magar Bimal, Tamang Tej, Shrestha Kamal, Aryal Suman, Rijal Abishek, Chand Rohit