Nepal dumped as co-host of AFC Challenge Cup
KUALA LUMPUR: Nepal has been dumped as co-host of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Challenge Cup, with the unstable political situation in the Himalayan nation to blame. The AFC decided Tuesday that Bangladesh will be the sole host of the inaugural competition between 16 “emerging” footballing countries.
The dates of the tournament were amended to April 1-16 to avoid clashing with Independence Day activities on March 26 in Bangladesh, the AFC said.
Group A: India, Taiwan, Philippines, Afghanistan
Group B: Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Brunei
Group C: Palestinian territories, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Guam
Group D: Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Macau. afp