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National football team in Pokhara

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The National Football Team of Bhutan has arrived in Nepal, Tuesday. Representatives of the Nepal Sports Council received the team at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu.

The 24-member Bhutanese team — including 18 players — landed at the TIA in Kathmandu Tuesday morning before flying down to Pokhara.

The friendly matches are slated for Thursday and Saturday at the Pokhara Stadium. The Bhutanese team is in Nepal as part of its preparation for the play-off matches against Afghanistan on March 23 and 25 in New Delhi.

The winner of the playoff will join Nepal, North Korea and Sri Lanka in the AFC Challenge Cup Group ‘D’ qualifiers. President of Kaski FA Khem Bahadur Gurung among others members and sports personalities welcomed the team.

The Nepali team is already in Pokhara for friendlies and one-week closed camp for the qualifiers, slated for April 7-11.

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