Nepal vs Laos – FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers

Nepal Faces Laos in FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers

In an exciting clash in the first round of the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers, Nepal is gearing up to take on Laos at their home ground. The highly anticipated match is scheduled to take place at Dasarath Stadium and will kick off at 5:30 PM NST on October 12th. What adds to the excitement is that just five days after this encounter, Nepal will face Laos again in their home city.

This initial round of qualifiers is crucial, as the team that emerges victorious in the aggregate score of these matches will secure a spot in the coveted second round. The stakes are high for both Nepal and Laos, and their closely matched skills promise competitive games in the future.

Nepal and Laos clashed twice in FIFA matches back in March 2023, with Nepal securing impressive victories of 2-0 and 2-1. These results demonstrate that Nepal and Laos are evenly matched, making the upcoming encounters all the more intriguing.

Their history dates back to 2016 when they faced off in the Solidarity Cup. The match ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw, with Nepal ultimately triumphing in the penalty shootout. In their maiden official encounter held in Vientiane, Laos on May 16, 2016, Nepal and Laos played to a 1-1 draw.

A total of 20 lower-ranked teams from Asia are competing in the first round of qualifiers. Once this stage concludes, the top 10 teams will advance to the second round, where they will join 26 teams already selected based on their rankings. The second round will comprise 36 countries, divided into nine groups, each consisting of four teams.

Stay tuned for what promises to be an exhilarating clash between Nepal and Laos in the quest for FIFA World Cup 2026 qualification.

When and where is Nepal facing Laos in the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers?

Nepal will play Laos in the first round of the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers. The match is set to take place at Dasarath Stadium on October 12th, with a 5:30 PM NST kickoff time. Additionally, there will be a return fixture in Laos just five days later.

What’s at stake in this first-round encounter?

The first round of qualifiers is crucial, as the team that wins on aggregate from these matches will secure a spot in the second round of qualifiers.

Can you tell me about their history of matches prior to these qualifiers?

Nepal and Laos first faced each other in 2016 during the Solidarity Cup, which ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw, with Nepal winning in a penalty shootout. They also played to a 1-1 draw in their maiden official encounter in Vietnam on May 16, 2016.

Where can I watch the live broadcast of these matches?

The matches will be live-streamed on gorkhalifootball.com. Fans can follow this link gorkhalifootball.com/live/ for live coverage of all of Nepal’s matches.

How many teams are participating in the first round of qualifiers, and what happens next?

A total of 20 lower-ranked teams from Asia are competing in the first round of qualifiers. Following this stage, the top 10 teams will advance to the second round. They will join 26 teams already selected based on their rankings. The second round will consist of 36 countries, divided into nine groups, each containing four teams.

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