6:30 p.m.: Hello everyone and welcome to Khel Now’s LIVE COVERAGE of the India v Nepal match in the 2022 SAFF U-20 Championship. Kick off is only half an hour away! I’m your host Vinayak S Sivan and I’ll keep you company throughout what promises to be a fascinating evening of football. Please wait 30 seconds for the live blog to load.
India vs Nepal: setup
India beat Sri Lanka in their previous game by 4-0 to bounce back in the 2022 SAFF U-20 Championship. The first game saw the blue colts lose to Bangladesh. However, the win against Sri Lanka should provide a boost ahead of the game against Nepal.
Speaking on the eve of the match, head coach Venkatesh Shanmugam said the 4-0 win over Sri Lanka “gives the team much-needed confidence. But this is just the start . »
“Winning games is the most important part. Winning by a good margin gives players the belief that they can break through rival defenses. Hopefully we can keep the same mentality in the next game,” Venkatesh said.
“It’s just a first victory. It was a good performance against Sri Lanka. But now we have to focus on the next two matches against Nepal and Maldives,” he joked. “This result will of course give the boys a lot of confidence, and they can come to the next game with a solid mindset.”
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“The next game is very crucial for us, and the boys know that. It’s a tough game and Nepal showed they are a very good team. Both teams are quite close. It will be a tough game again , but we have to play our game and get the job done,” the mentor said.
Nepal have had some good performances so far in the SAFF U-20 Championship, beating Maldives 4-0 and Sri Lanka 3-0 in their first two matches.