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Women’s football suffers defeat

The Nepali women’s football team, which is hoping to make into the final, lost its third match against India 0-5. India had a lead on Nepal by three goals until half time and added two more in the second half.
Nepal could still play in the final if it beats Pakistan in the fourth match of [...]

Nepal beats Bhutan in football

The Nepalese football team restored some lost pride beating Bhutan in match of its group at the Bangabandu National Stadium on Wednesday. Nepal had lost two earlier matches against Bangladesh and Maldives. In Wednesday’s match, Striker Anil Gurung scored two goals in the 35th and 73rd minute.
In cricket, Pakistan humbled the Nepalese team by 91 [...]

Judo team returns

Nepali judo team returned home on Wednesday, with four bronze medals. Some of the players from the seven-member team were injured in an elevator accident in Dhaka Wednesday. Judoka Debu Thapa participated in the Games despite injury and went on to win a bronze. (PHOTOS: AHMAD ISKANDAR)

Nepal’s new hockey record

Nepal lost its fourth consecutive and the last hockey match to host Bangladesh 0-24 today. With Wednesday’s loss, Nepal has broken its own record. It conceded 79 goals in four matches and could score only goal. In  1995 SAG, Nepal had conceded 54 goals, while scoring none.
Nepal has added one more bronze to its medal [...]

Formidable effort

Even though Nepal lost to Bangladesh in men’s handball 40-18, the team showed a formidable effort in the 11th South Asian Games.
Handball was included in the SAG for the first time this year. In spite of irregular training, and that too in a basketball court, Nepali players put up a good show. This is the [...]

Second day at SAG ends in disappointment

The second day of the South Asian Games ended on a dismal note as Nepal’s men’s football team went down against host Bangladesh 3-0 at Bangabandhu National Stadium on Saturday evening.
This is the fifth defeat for Nepal at the hands of Bangladesh in the SAG. Nepal and Bangladesh have faced each other eight times at [...]

A win for Bangladesh

Nepal lost to the host, Bangladesh, by 3-0 in men’s football match that took place in Dhaka Saturday evening. Bangladesh scored a goal in the first seven minutes of the game.
Nepal is considered a strong contender in its group that includes Bhutan, Maldives and Bangladesh. Nepal will play against Maldives on 1 February.
Meanwhile, India won [...]

Surprise blow for India

India, everyone’s favorite to win in almost every sporting categories in the South Asian Games, suffered a surprise blow in men’s football from Afghanistan.
India fielded under-19 teams against Afghanistan’s under-23 at MA Aziz Stadium in Dhaka on Saturday expecting a clean victory but lost the game by a goal, scored by Afghani midfielder Belal Arizou.
Nepal [...]

SAG schedule

Here is a link to the whole schedule for the South Asian Games.

Gold medal hopeful unable to participate

More on the elevator accident which injured nine Nepali players on Friday:
Among the injured were Debu Thapa, a gold medal hopeful in judo. She won a silver medal in the 10th South Asian Games. She has sustained shoulder injuries and will be unable to participate in the games.
Officials at The Imperial Hotel have said that [...]            Wave