Football is by far and away the number one sport in Nepal
. In recent years, the All-Nepal
Football Association has celebrated several memorable successes. In 1999, the senior national team won the silver medal at the 8th SAF Games Football Tournament in Nepal
. The U-16 team reached the final competition of the Asian Youth U-16 Championship for the very first time when the event was held in Vietnam in 2000. Furthermore, a Nepalese team won the football competition at the AFC U-14 Youth Festival on home soil.