The Nepal national football team is the national team of Nepal and is controlled by the All Nepal Football Association. A member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), the Nepalese football team play their home games at Dasarath Rangasala Stadium located at Tripureswhor in Kathmandu. The All Nepal Football Association is the governing body of football in Nepal. It is responsible for the Nepal national football team as well as club competitions. The organization was founded in 1951 as the All Nepal Football Association and became affiliated with FIFA in 1970. The present President of ANFA is Ganesh Thapa Who is also the Deputy Chairman of AFC.
The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) was founded in 1951, which saw the formation of the Nepal national football team. Although football in Nepal had been a national sport as early as 1921.
In 1970, Nepal became a member of FIFA and two years later, Nepal joined the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). With this, Nepal played their first international match on October 13, 1972, where they lost 2-6 away to the People's Republic of China. NepalDespite Nepal being among the weakest of teams, they have been largely successful in the South Asian Games where Nepal won two gold medals, two silver medals, and two bronze medals.
The first Nepali National football player to score a goal in International football was the late Prakash Bikram Shah (b. 1943 - d. 1985 ). Shah was a National Football Player, National Table Tennis Player, and Cricket Player. Note that at the time, Nepal wasn't affiliated to FIFA, as Nepal gained affiliation with FIFA only in 1970. The first Nepali Footballer to score the first International Goal for Nepal in FIFA recognized tournament was Y.B Ghale. He scored against Kuwait in the 1982 Asian Games.Recently in SAFF championship Nepal won against India in 5 September 2013 by 2-1 to Nepal when played at Dasarath Rangasala Stadium but lost to the same country in November 19, 2013 by 2-0 to India at Kanchenjunga Stadium.