FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier

Bangladesh fail to hold the lead, India make 1-1 draw

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15th October, 2019 09:03:17 printer

Bangladesh fail to hold the lead, India make 1-1 draw

India National Football Team finally managed to avoid a defeat against the Bangladesh National Football team in their third group match of the Joint Qualification of the FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 on Tuesday night.

Lag behind 0-1, Indian booters equalised the game at 89th minute with Adil Khan's header. Brandon's corner found Adil Khan near the post and the defender's powerful header bulged the net.

Earlier, Bangladesh National Football team has taken a 1-0 lead against India National Football team in their third group match of the Joint Qualification of the FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 against upper-ranked India.

Saad Uddin netted the ball into Indian goalpost with a superb header at 42nd minute of the game making Salt Lake Stadium stunned on Tuesday night.

Jamal Bhuyan swings in a delightful free-kick towards the far post from the left flank. Bheke loses sight of Saad, Gurpreet failed to judge the ball correctly and could not collect the ball from the air thus Saad Uddin converts a free header into a goal making it 1-0.

The match kicked-off at 8:00 pm (BD local time) at the Salt Lake Stadium Yuba Bharati in Kolkata.

India’s several popular television channels—Bangla TV and Star Sports 1, 2, Star Hindi 1, Star Sports HD, 1 2 and Star Sports Bangla 1—will telecast live football clash between two neighbouring rivals.

Bangladesh, who was put on Group E of the AFC Cup with Qatar, Oman, neighboring India and Afghanistan, are yet to open their account.

The men in red and green started their campaign with a 0-1 goal defeat against Afghanistan in their first match in the Tajik capital Dushanbe on September 10 and conceded a 0-2 goals defeat against Asian Champions Qatar in their second match in Dhaka on October 10.

In the remaining group matches, Bangladesh will play Oman on November 14 in Oman, Afghanistan on March 26 next year in Bangladesh, Qatar on March 31 in Qatar, India on June 4 in Bangladesh and Oman on June 9 in Bangladesh.

On the other hand, India are now in the 4th slot of the point table securing 2 points from two matches with one draw and one defeat.

India started their campaign conceding 1-2 goals defeat against Oman in their first match in Guwahati on September 5 but played out a goalless draw (0-0) against Qatar in their second game in Doha on September 10.

Bangladesh are currently in the 41st in AFC and 187th in FIFA rankings, while India are 18th in AFC and 104th in FIFA rankings.

Bangladesh team: Shahidul Alam Sohel, Ashraful Islam Rana, Anisur Rahman, Pappu Ahmed, Rahmat Mia, Yeasin Khan, Bishwanath Ghosh, Riyadul Hasan, Yeasin Arafat, Tutul Hosain Badsha, SM ManjururRahman, Raihan Hasan, Jamal Bhuiyan, Rabiul Hasan, Mamunul Islam Mamun, Sohel Rana, Biplu Ahamed, Arifur Rahman, Mohammad Ibrahim, Towhidul Alam Sabuz, Mahbubur Rahman, Matin Miah, Nabib Newaz Jiban, Saad Uddin and Jewel Rana.

India team: Gurpreet Singh, Rahul Bheke, Sandesh Jhingan, Adil Khan, Anirudh Thapa, Sahal Abdul Samad, Manvir Singh, Nikhil Poojari, Udanta Singh, Mandar Dessai, Rowllin Borges, Brandon Fernandes, Vinit Rai, Narendra, Kamaljit Singh, Amrinder Singh, Subhasish Bose, Pritam Kotal, Anas Edathodika, Muhammed Ashique Kuruniyan, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Balwant Singh.