Nepal Women’s Football Team Reaches New Heights with FIFA Ranking Improvement

In a remarkable achievement, Nepal women’s football team has climbed to 98th place in the FIFA world rankings, an improvement from their previous position at 100. This rise comes despite the team not having played any matches since the WAFF Championship in February 2024. The team is now gearing up for the upcoming SAFF Championship 2024 and is also planning to participate in friendly matches and a potential four-nations cup.

The squad, currently trimmed down to 25 players, is in intensive closed camp training at the ANFA Complex in Satdobato. The team’s preparation is focused on building on their recent successes and enhancing their performance for future competitions.

Current Squad:

Goalkeepers:

  • Anjila Tumbapo Subba
  • Anjana Rana Magar
  • Usha Nath

Defenders:

  • Amrita Jaishi
  • Gita Rana
  • Hira Kumari Bhujel
  • Bimala BK
  • Nisha Thokar
  • Puja Rana
  • Samikshya Ghimire
  • Pratikshya Chaudhary

Midfielders:

  • Renuka Nagarkoti
  • Saru Limbu
  • Anita Basnet
  • Sabita Rana Magar
  • Dipa Shahi
  • Anita KC
  • Preeti Rai
  • Amisha Karki
  • Bimala Chaudhary
  • Sarswoti Hamal

Forwards:

  • Sabitra Bhandari
  • Rekha Poudel
  • Rashmi Kumari Ghising
  • Chandra Bhandari

The team’s rise in the FIFA rankings is a testament to their hard work and dedication. As they prepare for the SAFF Championship and other international fixtures, the nation eagerly anticipates their continued success and growth on the global stage.

With a mix of experienced players and fresh talent, the Nepal women’s football team is set to show their skills and strive for even greater achievements in the upcoming competitions. The training at the ANFA Complex is crucial for honing their strategies and enhancing team cohesion, promising exciting performances in the near future.

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