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2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier: Nepal name 48 probables for India encounters

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The All Nepal Football Association has named a total of 48 probables for a preparatory camp ahead of the Himalayan nation taking on neighbours India in the preliminary round of the Asian qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The probables squad includes defender Rohit Chand who plays for Persija Jakarta in the Indonesian Super League and talented teenager Bimal Gharti Magar who is currently attached to the Academy of Belgian side KRC Genk.

India will first host Nepal on March 12 most likely in Guwahati, while the return-leg would be played on March 17 in the Nepali capital Kathmandu.

Nepal Probables

Anil Gurung, Deepak Rai, Suhil K.C., Nirajan Malla, Sujal Shrestha, Bishal Rai, Shiva Shrestha, Rupesh KC, Biraj Maharjan, Bishal Shrestha (all Manang Marshyangdi Club); Bharat Khawas, Navayug Shrestha, Raju Tamang, Jitendra Karki, Bikesh Kuthu, Tek Budathoki, Tanka Basnet (all Nepal Army Club); Santosh Sahukhala, Jagajeet Shrestha, Bijay Gurung, Ranjit Dhimal, Bikram Lama, Sagar Thapa, Sandip Rai, Kiran Chemjong, Alen Neupane, Amar Dangol, Bishnu Sunwar (all Three Star Club); Anjan Bista, Aditya Chaudhary, Hemen Gurung (Armed Police Force Club); Karna Limbu, Yogesh Gurung, Devendra Tamang, Bishal Rai ‘A’ (all Jhapa XI); Jumanu Rai, Bhola Silwal, Rabin Shrestha, Ajit Bhandari, Suraj BK, Dipen Shrestha, Ritesh Thapa (all Nepal Police); Dinesh Rajbansi, Amit Tamang, Ananta Tamang (all Far Western FC); Kamal Shrestha (Jagadamba Lumbini); Rohit Chand (Persija Jakarta, Indonesia); Bimal Gharti Magar (KRC Genk Academy, Belgium)

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