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AFC awards Nepal the Right to host Challenge Cup 2012

The Asian Football Confederation’s executive board on Friday approved the AFC Competitions Committee’s proposal to award Nepal the rights to host 2012 AFC Challenge Cup due in the month of March.

Nepal, thus will host the AFC Challenge Cup in March 2012.

The first meeting of the AFC Competitions Committee for the 2011-2015 terms on Wednesday decided to award Nepal the right to host the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup due in the month of March.

The meeting held under the chairmanship of UAE’s Yousef Al Serkal made the decision which required ratification from the AFC Executive Committee to take effect.

“In the Executive board members meeting held on Friday, the decision to award Nepal the right to host the AFC Challenge Cup was taken,” said a press statement issued by All Nepal Football Association (ANFA).

Along with Nepal, respective national football associations of Maldives and Palestine had also submitted their bidding proposals to host the tournament.

The AFC Challenge Cup in 2012 will see eight nations battling out as the Champion qualifies for the AFC Asian Cup. India has also qualified for the final and along with India and Nepal, North Korea, Palestine, Philippines, Turkmenistan, Maldives and Tajikistan will participate in the tournament.

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