Alert Sign Dear reader, online ads enable us to deliver the journalism you value. Please support us by taking a moment to turn off Adblock on

Alert Sign Dear reader, please upgrade to the latest version of IE to have a better reading experience


Nepal to organise South Asian football tournament

July 01, 2013

Nepal is to stage South Asia's biggest football tournament in September that will see eight nations from the region competing, organisers said on Monday.

“This is the biggest (football) tournament we have organised in Nepal,”said Indra Man Tuladhar from the All Nepal Football Association.

The competition will kick off on September 1 in the 18,000-capacity Dasharath Rangashala stadium in Kathmandu, which is being specially renovated.

The winning team will take home $50,000 while the runners up will receive $25,000.

Cricket-mad South Asia countries are mostly international minnows, with Afghanistan the highest ranked nation at 140 and India even lower at 147, according to FIFA.

Last year's South Asia Championship was organised in the Indian capital with the hosts emerging with the trophy. Nepal held the first Championship in 1997.