Nepal loses to Jordan in Football World Cup Qualifiers

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Kathmandu, June 8: Nepal lost to Jordan in the second round qualifier match for the World Cup 2022 to be held in Qatar and the Asia Cup 2023 in China.

In a match held last night, Nepal lost 0-3 to Jordan. The Jordanian team scored a goal in the first half followed by two goals in the second half.

Jordan’s Baha Faisal scored twice and Yazan Al Arabi scored once for the team. With the victory, Jordan has climbed to the second position in the Group B with 13 points. Kuwait is in the third position with 10 points.

In the match held at Kuwait City Stadium, Jordan hit the post in the 16th minute of the match. The Jordanian team was awarded a penalty in the 23rd minute after Nepal’s Rohit Chand tackled a Jordanian player inside the D-box. The penalty shot ended in a goal and the Jordan team were leading by two goals. Another goal for the Jordanians came in the 76th minute of the match with Al Arabi scoring the third goal for Jordan.

Nepal will now be playing against Australia on Thursday.

(With inputs from agencies)

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