Nepal's initial squad for the upcoming Women's Olympic Football Asian Qualifiers for Paris Olympics 2024 has been announced.
National women's team head coach Ananta Raj Thapa announced his 35-member preliminary squad on Monday. The closed camp for the competition will begin from March 3 at ANFA Complex.
Nepal will host the tournament and are grouped with Afghanistan and Vietnam in Group C. After Afghanistan play Vietnam on April 5, Nepal will play their first match against Afghanistan on April 8 followed by against Vietnam on April 11. All the matches will be played at Dasharath Stadium.
Coach Thapa had led Nepal in two friendlies against India as part of preparations of the competition. Nepal drew the first match 2-2 on February 15 while the second friendly on February 18 ended goalless.
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