AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers
AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers
2022-06-11 | Kuwait City | Played
Kuwait Fahad Alreshidi ( 28' ), Yousef Alsulaiman ( 48' ), Yousef Alsulaiman ( 70' ), Mobarak Al-Faneeni ( 73' ),
4 FT 1
Nepal Men's Team Darshan Gurung ( 90+4' ),
Full-time: Kuwait 4-1 Nepal.
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GOAL! Nepal pull one goal back through Darshan Gurung. A little too late to make a comeback but Darshan would be thrilled to get on the scoresheet.
Bader Al-Mutwa finds himself one on one with the goalkeeper yet again and this time Deep saves it coming off his line.
Four minutes added on.
Salman Mohammed with a great chance to add to Nepal's misery. Bader Al-Mutwa's cross from the left finds Salman's head but he heads it over the bar.
Counters after counters. How have Kuwait not scored the fifth?
Another chance goes begging for Bader Al-Mutwa. And this time an even better chance to score. A one-two inside the box and he finds only the keeper to beat but he lobs it over the bar.
Bader Al-Mutwa with a run behind Nepali defence but cannot convert the chance this time.
GOAL! Substitute Mobarak Al-Faneeni takes the scoreline to 4-0. Nepal concedes in yet another counter attack. This is game, set and match now.
GOAL! Yousef Alsulaiman gives Kuwait a 3-0 lead with his second. A brilliant counter attack from Kuwait and Bader Al-Mutwa finds himself in a 2v1 situation and squares the ball to Yousef who finishes the chance with ease.
Kuwait 3-0 Jordan
Free kick hit straight at the wall. Nepal go on the counter but couldn't take the shot.
Kuwait go on counter after Nepal fail to create a chance and Alsulaiman hits it over the post.
Darsha Gurung gets yellow carded for a challenge on Bader Al-Mutwa on the edge of the box. A golden opportunity for Kuwait to add another.
25 minutes to go. Nepal have a mountain to climb to get anything out of this match. Promising signs on the ball but still a long hard job to do.
Must be said, Nepal have looked way better on the ball than against Jordan. Nepal have found some opportunities to score in the final third.
CHANCE! Nawayug squanders a golden opportunity for Nepal to pull one back. A brilliant move where Ayush Ghalan found the skipper in the box. He beats a defender and finds the keeper to beat only but hits the upper side of the post. He won't be happy with himself.
AA is ambulanced off the pitch. We hope he's alright.
Worrying scenes as Nepal coach Abdullah Almutairi is down and needs a serious medical attention. He looks to have fainted on the sidelines.
We hope he's fine.
GOAL. Yousef Alsulaiman doubles the lead for Kuwait. A vertical play from Kuwait, a long ball from deep and Alsulaiman finishes it off.
Kuwait 2-0 Jordan
Second half gets underway.
Kuwait with a double change.
Half-time: Kuwait 1-0 Nepal
Ayush Ghalan's shot goes wide. A rare attacking play from Nepal and Ayush finds himself free at the edge of the box and he sends his shot wide of the post.
Three minutes added in the first half.
Longest spell of possession for Nepal. But Nepal haven't looked sharp going forward.
Deep Karki with yet another wonderful save. Omar Al-Hebaiter was through on goal and Deep came off his line, read the danger early and made a good save there.
Yousef Alsulaiman is through on goal and looks to be onside. But he blasts it over the bar not troubling deep.
Substitution for Nepal. And an interesting one.
Darshan Gurung in place of Gautam Shrestha. Let's see if Nepal change their shape.
Home crowd in full spirits. And Kuwait on the ball, like always. They must be loving how the home team has played so far.
GOAL. Alreshidi finds the net this time. A beautiful glancing header off a cross from a short corner. He was free there. Where were the markers?
Kuwait 1-0 Nepal
SAVE. Deep Karki with a punch over the bar. Fahad Alreshidi's shot had venom.
Manish Dangi is down and requires medical attention. He looks knackered in the close-up in Kuwait's heat.
Ayush Ghalan with a tackle this time. Referee calls him up, but just a warning this time.
Coach Almutairi disagrees, it seems.
Ayush Ghalan looks lively whenever he's on the ball. But sadly, he's all alone in front of the Kuwait defence and late surge from Sesehang this time on the overlap is too late.
Nepal coach Abdullah Almutairi gets yellow carded as well for something he said to the referee after Gautam got cautioned.
Abdullah's normalcy, isn't it?
Gautam Shrestha yellow carded. That was a rash challenge by the TAFC fullback on Ahmed Al-Dhefiri.
He'll have to be careful now. Remember, he gave away a penalty in in the last match as well.
Yousef Alsulaiman finds himself at the end of a cross from the right in the box. He lines up a volley, that bounces into the hands of Deep Karki.
Issa Ali crosses from the left looking to find Yousef Alsulaiman but he overhits it.
Kuwait are making the runs in behind and Nepal is dealing with them pretty well so far.
Nepal on the low-block as expected.
Nepal have never won against Kuwait. Seven losses and a draw in eight matches.
Last time Nepal played in Kuwait, it was a 7-0 thumping.
Fahad Alreshidi finds himself free at the penalty spot for a header which he heads straight at Deep Karki. Wouldn't have counted though, he was offside.
Kuwait on the ball in the early exchanges of the match. This is, however, expected for the entirety of the match.
Kick-off! Kuwait get us underway.
Teams are out on the pitch. Nepal in red, Kuwait in blue.
We're approaching kickoff now.
Teams are out for warmups. Kick-off in 35 minutes.
Hello and welcome to our coverage of Kuwait vs Nepal, Nepal's second match of the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers final round.