The U-20 national team is down to 30 players as it prepares for the SAFF U-20 Championship in India and the AFC U-20 Asian Cup Qualifiers in Bahrain. Of the 41 players selected for the team, head coach Meghraj KC has left out 11 players.
Nepal will play its first match of the SAFF U-20 Championship against the Maldives on July 25, the second match against Sri Lanka on July 27 followed by India on the 31st and the final group match will be against Bangladesh on August 2.
In the qualifiers, Nepal will play its first match against Bhutan on September 10, the second match against Qatar on September 12, the third match will be against Bahrain on September 14 and the fourth against Bangladesh on September 18.
Goalkeeper: Ishwor Gurung, Unesh Chaudhary, Jiyarath Seikh, Saurav Karki
Defenders: Aquib Haque, Amar Shrestha, Sonit Dahal, Aayush Shrestha, Ajay Chaudhary, Sumit Shrestha, Aaswin Bhattarai, Srijan Dhani, Roshan Thapa, Raj Thokar
Midfielders: Abhishek Waiba, Dipesh Gurung, Aashish Rai, Kshitiz Bhandari, Sandeep Karki, Janmajay Dhami, Mohit Gurung, Kritish Ratna Chhunju, Pritam Syangtan, Sugam Suwal, Managya Nakarmi, Aayush Ghalan
Forwards: Dipesh Rai, Niranjan Malla, Rohit Subba, Rohan Khadgi