Focus on Asia

2013 South Asian Cup preview

August 25, 2013
By John Duerden
Nepal may be hosting the 2013 South Asian Cup, the premier football tournament for over a fifth of the world's population, but arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan Airport is more akin to a rugby scrum. Visitors land in the Himalayan kingdom ready to negotiate Everest or the Annapurnas but the greatest challenge can be just getting in. The country is lucky it is so beautiful.

Seven of the eight nations participating in the biennial tournament, which kicks off on September 1 in the Nepali capital, ...

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