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Lackluster India draw 1-1 with Nepal in first International friendly | XtraTime

Lackluster India draw 1-1 with Nepal in first International friendly | XtraTime

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India captain Sunil Chhetri in action against Nepal in the first International friendly on Thursday. Image Source: AIFF Media

Xtra Time Web Desk: The Indian men’s football team played out a 1-1 draw against Nepal in an international friendly on Thursday with Anirudh Thapa finding the equaliser after the hosts grabbed the lead. Anjan Bista scored for Nepal in the 36th minute before Thapa netted one for the visiting side at the Dashrath Stadium. The two teams will play another friendly on September 5.

The matches kick start India’s preparations for next month’s SAFF Championships in Maldives. The five-team SAFF Championships will be held from October 3 to October 13 at the National Stadium in Male.

Besides India, the other participating teams are Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, hosts Maldives and Nepal.

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