India vs Bangladesh, FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers Highlights. (File)
India vs Bangladesh, FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers Highlights: Igor Stimac’s India registered their first win in their FIFA World Cup qualifying group by beating Bangladesh 2-0 at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha on Monday.
Despite dominating the majority of the first half, India were unable to break down the gutsy Bangladesh defence. Chinglensana Singh came close to opening the scoreline in the 35th minute but his header was cleared off the line. In the second half, India upped the ante and finally found their reward through their captain Sunil Chhetri in the 79th minute, who scored off a glancing header. FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: India beats Bangladesh by 2-0 clean sweep
The 36-year-old striker doubled his tally in the injury time with a deft finish with his right foot. With their first victory in 11 matches, the Blue Tigers now have six points from seven matches in Group E and kept their hopes alive of guaranteeing an automatic berth in the third round of the AFC 2023 Asian Cup qualifiers.
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FT: India 2-0 Bangladesh
After 11 matches without a win, India finally manage to win an international match. Two goals for Chhetri and three vital points for Stimacs men as they keep their AFC Asian Cup hopes alive. India now have six points from seven matches in Group E!, India beats Bangladesh by 2-0 clean sweep
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Captain Fantastic with 2⃣ goals as the #BlueTigers ? pick up all 3⃣ against neighbours Bangladesh!
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CHHETRI AGAIN! Thats it, all over for Bangladesh. India finds themselves pressing in the opposition half and Suresh makes a run through the right flank. He gathers the ball, cuts it back to his captain... Chhetri receives it and shoots on the turn. Good finish.
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Finally! Chhetri finds the back of the net with a brilliant goal! Ashique finds himself in acres of space on the left flank and he finds the captain making a lung-bursting run. The cross is deep but Chhetri just glances it in from the far post! Goal number
23 Blue Tigers with most of the ball!
India look well-settled now and are dominating with the ball at their feet. Most of the credit goes to Glan Martins, whose combative side is helping the team in regaining possession quickly. As for chances, nothing more than a couple of wayward crosses.
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Captain @chetrisunil11 battling it out in the middle of the park ?
The #BlueTigers ? have made a strong start to the game at Doha ?
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INDIA SQUAD: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Dheeraj Singh, Pritam Kotal, Rahul Bheke, Narender Gehlot, Chinglensana Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Adil Khan, Akash Mishra, Subhashish Bose, Udanta Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Liston Colaco, Rowllin Borges, Glan Martins, Pronoy Halder, Suresh Singh, Lalengmawia Ralte, Abdul Sahal, Yasir Mohammad, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Bipin Singh, Ashique Kuruniyan, Ishan Pandita, Sunil Chhetri, Manvir Singh