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Nepal have announced a 23-member national squad to play an international friendly match against Bangladesh. The match is scheduled at the Dashrath Stadium on September 27.

National team head coach Pradeep Humagain announced his picks for the international friendly at a news conference organised by the All Nepal Football Association in Satdobato, Lalipur on Thursday.    

Coach Humagain has drafted in young forwards Hrithik Khadka and Ashish Chaudhary but veteran Navayug Shrestha failed to find a place in the squad. He also left out Sunil Bal, Awas Lamichhane, Sanjok Rai, Abhishek Rizal, Bharat Khawas and Ayush Ghalan from the team. 

He has included four goalkeepers, saying that he was forced to do so because of an injury issue in the team. 

Nepal squad

Goalkeepers : Kiran Chemjong, Bishal Shrestha, Dip Karki, Bikesh Kuthu
Defenders: Rohit Chand, Anant Tamang, Bikas Tamang, Bikas Khawas, Dinesh Rajbanshi, Suman Aryal, Ranjit Dhimal
Midfielders: Sudip Gurung, Tej Tamang, Sesehang Angdembe, Bishal Rai, Sujal Shrestha, Suraj Jyu Thakuri, Arik Bista
Forwards: Bimal Gharti Magar, Anjan Bista, Hrithik Khadka, Manish Dangi and Asish Chaudhary 

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