Kathmandu – The youth national football team which is undergoing training in Thailand in preparation for the Asian Games is playing a practice match with the Thai Under-23 team today.

The match is being played at Thammasat University ground, All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) stated. Earlier, the Nepali youth team lost to the Police Terro Club team of Thailand, 1-0, in a match played on Tuesday. A suicide goal by defender Aditya Chaudhari in the 39th minute of play resulted in Nepal’s defeat. The match was played at Bonayachinda football ground.

The Nepali youth team is on a 10-day special training in Thailand in view of Asian Games and SAFF Championship. The team will leave for Indonesia after the training is over. The Asian Games is taking place in Indonesia from August 14.

Nepal is placed in Group D in the Asian Games. It will play against Japan, Vietnam and Pakistan in the group stage. Nepal will take on Japan on August 14 in its first game. It will play against Vietnam on August 16 in the second match and against Pakistan on August 19 in the last match.   (RSS)