SAFF & ACC: Nepal Heads for Semifinal Against Afghanistan

Nepal will take on Afghanistan in two historic games on the same day: SAFF Championships 2011 semifinal and ACC Twenty20 Cup Tournament semifinal, going to be held Tomorrow on 9th December.


Nepal will be playing against the Afghan Team, the winner of Group ‘A’ in the semifinal of SAFF Championship 2011. First Nepal seemed certain to play against India but it changed after Afghanistan defeated Bhutan with 8-1 on Wednesday, with altogether seven points. Nepal secured its semifinal berth on Tuesday drawing with 1-1 against Pakistan; 1-1 draw with Maldives and a previous victory over Bangladesh with 1-0. The victory against Bangladesh was sealed by Team Captain Sagar Thapa, who has also earned worldwide attention with the splendid goal that he scored through a 35 yard free kick.

Although Nepal had defeated Afghanistan over previous SAFF Championships, Afghanistan’s 8-1 defeat to Bhutan can’t be avoided. So Nepal should not underestimate their opponents.

Nepal Vs Afghanistan Match Details:
Date: Friday, 9th December 2011 Time: 6:15 PM
Venue: Jawaharal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi.

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Meanwhile, Nepal with better run rates has advanced to the semifinals of ACC Twenty20 Cup Tournament. Nepali cricket Team booked to the ACC Twenty20 semifinals after UAE defeated Saudi Arabia with 53 runs despite at least 70 runs or more target. With the victory Nepal has also been selected for Twenty20 World Cup Qualifiers to be held in Sri Lanka in March of 2012.

And many thanks to Saudi Arabia for playing well despite losing the match; for Nepal will now be playing against Afghanistan.

Nepal Vs Afghanistan Match Details:
Date: Friday, 9th December 2011 Time: 9:15 AM
Venue: Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur.

All the very best for Nepal…

  • Sandesh Thapa

    It was a great match at Kirtipur Ground. Afghan team played really well.
    Nepal could not make it for cricket but Football semifinale is yet to watch.
    Cheers cheers Nepal !! Nepal !!