FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – India beat Bangladesh 2-0: Sunil Chhetri brace hands India 2-0 win against Bangladesh- Sunil Chhetri’s brace helped India defeat Bangladesh 2-0 in the ongoing FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and AFC Asian Cup China Qualifiers on Monday at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium at Al Sadd Club in Doha.
This is India’s second victory under coach Igor Stimac. For India Chettri scored in 79th and 92nd minute to give his team and manager much needed victory.
India created several chances early on, on the back of efforts from Chhetri and Brandon, and eventually the Blue Tigers had the last laugh
FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – India beat Bangladesh 2-0: Sunil Chhetri brace hands India 2-0 win against Bangladesh.
India’s dominating performance was rewarded in the last 12 minutes of the match as India scored not once but twice through captain fantastic Sunil Chhetri. Chhetri’s first goal was a properly-timed header from a left-sided cross while the other was an injury-time strike, as he curled home a finish from inside the penalty area.
India vs Bangladesh football highlights: Bangladesh did not offer anything substantial going forward, especially in the second half. Despite maintaining a solid defensive performance overall, it could not prevent the lethal Chhetri in getting his brace.
Stimac made three changes from the side that took on Qatar in the last match. The Blue Tigers made a cautious start, playing it amongst themselves, searching for the gaps.
Bangladesh began to throw bodies forward in search of the equalizer, but were often thwarted by the Indian defence. Jamal Bhuyian went into the referee’s books a minute after Chhetri’s goal, for a foul on Brandon Fernandes.
FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – India beat Bangladesh 2-0: Sunil Chhetri brace hands India 2-0 win against Bangladesh
FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, India Group standings: With this, India move to the third position in the last Group E standings. India now has six points, one point ahead of fourth-placed Afghanistan, while Bangladesh remain winless at the bottom of the six-team table with two points.
FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: When is India’s next match?
India will next lock horns against Afghanistan in the Qualifiers on Tuesday, June 15. The side is already out of contention to qualify for FIFA World Cup 2022, but the Blue Tigers can still qualify for AFC Asian Cup.