Nepal and Palestine Shine in West Asian Women’s Football Tournament

Positive start for Nepal and Palestine in the West Asian Women’s Football Championship

The 8th West Asian Women’s Football Championship kicked off with Nepal and Palestine showcasing their skills on the pitch. The tournament, organized by the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, began on February 20 at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah.

In the first Group B match, Nepal emerged victorious over Syria with a commanding 4-1 scoreline. Despite Syria’s brief moment of hope with Gita Rana’s own goal, Nepal’s Amisha Karmi, Anita Bisnet, Sapitra Bhandari, and Rekha Poudel secured the win.

Following suit, Palestine secured a convincing 3-0 win against Iraq in the second Group B clash. Nour Yousef’s brace and Aya Abd’s goal ensured a strong start for the Palestinian national team in the competition.

As it stands, Nepal sits at the top of Group B with 3 points, closely followed by Palestine with the same points but trailing on goal difference. Syria occupies the third spot, while Iraq finds themselves at the bottom of the group.

Looking ahead, Group A’s matches are set for February 21, featuring Lebanon versus Saudi Arabia and Jordan against Guam. Jordan currently leads the group, narrowly edging out Lebanon on goal difference, with Guam and Saudi Arabia trailing behind.

The tournament’s schedule sees Iraq facing Nepal and Syria taking on Palestine on February 22, followed by Lebanon versus Jordan and Saudi Arabia versus Guam. The group stage will conclude on February 24 with Syria playing Iraq, and Palestine facing Nepal in two crucial matches.

After a short break, the championship will resume on February 27 with the quarterfinal matches leading up to the final showdown on February 29. Stay tuned for more thrilling action from the 8th West Asian Women’s Football Championship.

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