Oct 10, 2017-Nepal will take on Tajikistan in the Group ‘F’ return leg of the AFC Asian Cup qualifying match in Hisor, Tajikistan, on Monday.
Nepal are at the bottom of the four-team table with just one point and Tajikistan are third with three from as many games. Tajikistan had opened their account defeating hosts Nepal 2-1 on September 5. Philippines lead the table with seven points, two points ahead of second placed Yemen. Only top two teams of the group qualify for next year’s finals in the United Arab Emirates.
A defeat or draw will almost shatter Nepal’s qualification hopes while a win will ignite their hopes. But the home team will be a tough nut to crack for visitors given the outcome of the first leg match a month earlier.
In the previous matches, Nepal had lost their first away match 4-0 to the Philippines on March 28 before settling for a goalless draw at home against Yemen on June 13.