FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers (FT)
India - 2 Nepal - 0
  • Sunil Chettri 53' [1-0]
  • Sunil Chettri 71' [2-0]


Updates by: Subas Humagain

Nepal left with uphill battle in the second leg to be played on 17th March in Dasarath Stadium.

Full TIme: India 2-0 Nepal

90' Three minutes of injury time shown. India have made their final sub.

87' Nepal have not made a single attacking move in the second half.

85' Santosh Shahukhala is going to enter the ground replacing Bharat Khawas.

81' Sunil Chettri's penalty is denied by diving Kiran Chemjong.

80' Sandip Rai brings down Cavin Peter Lobo inside the box and referee points to the spot for a penalty.

78' Bimal wins free kick near the corner. Goalie Subroto Paul makes a good saave.

77' Sandip Rai yellow carded for a foul on Jakchichand Singh.

72' More on that goal, India scored from a counter attack and it was Sunil Chettri once again. His low taken shot goes beyond Kiran Chemjong as Sunil was allowed a free shot by the defense which went beyondthe goalkeeper in a simlar fashion as his first goal.

71' GOALLL! Sunil Chettri doubles the lead.

70' Bimal wins a freekick. It is being taken by Sandip Rai from about 25 yards. But fails to make anything out of it

68' India have a very good crowd here at the stadium. A lot of them have showed up musical instruments. There us sizeable Nepali crowd as well.

65' Nepal make first sub. Anjan bista in for Jaggu. Prior to that, Kiran had deined a shot from Samuik Dey from close range.

62' Nepal unable to play the ball out of their half.

60' Nepal looking more nervous than in first half. They are unable to stitch any passes, while India is looking stronger by the minute. Sunil Chettri is posing some real threat to the Nepali defense line

54' More on the goal, Chettri's low shot from outside the D-box goes beyond full stretched Kiran Chemjong and creeps into the corner to put the home team ahead.

53' GOALL! Sunil Chettri scores.

51' Kiran Chemjong saves Sunil Chettri's shot from close range.

50' India looking dominant in the second half as well. Nepal need to come up something creative.

46' Half time starts.No subs in the half.

HALF TIME: India 0-0 Nepal

India have piled a lot of pressure on Nepal towards the end of the first half

45' Kiran Chemjong saves a one-v-one attempt of Fransico Fernandes.

45' Rohit Chand is kept busy by Robin Singh. He is the lone striker of India.

43' Sunil Chettri and Robin Singh troubling the Nepali defense. They have slowly found their form. No notable move from Nepal so far.

40' India looking dominant towards the end of the half. The ball is mostly being played in Nepal territory.

37' Robin Singh again in the thick of things. His shot with Kiran Chemjong beaten moves past the near post.

35' Nepal survive a scare. Robin Singh's shot from Sunil Chettri's lob flies above the bar.

30' Bharat staring to pose a threat to Indian defense, with his quick feet. He had again combined well with Jagajeet but the referee flagged the move for off-side.

28' Bharat and Jagajeet play a quick one-to-one but the final touch from Bharat is too weak.

24' The match is evenly contested with most of the ball being played at the centre of the park.

16' India have their first go, but Robin Singh's shot to weak to trouble Kiran Chemjong

12' Sandip Rai's free kick from the resulting freekick fails to trouble the India goalie

11' Kotal Pritam of India is yellow carded for foul on Rabin Shrestha. Sagar Thapa also yellow carded for discussing with the referee.

7' India have won their first free kick, but is blocked by the Nepali wall

6' Nepal are struggling to get into rhythm.

0'- The match is underway

The FIFA anthem blares as teams enter the field.

Nepal in all red, while India in all blue


Starting Lineup:

India XI:  Subrata, Kotal, Sandesh, Arnab, Saumik, Francis, Lyndogh,Ralte, Lenny,Robin,Sunil

Nepal XI: Kiran: Biraj, Sandip, Sagar, Rohit, Rabin, Bikram, Bhola, Jagajeet, Bharat, Bimal