Doha [Qatar], June 7 (ANI): Sunil Chhetri’s brace helped India defeat Bangladesh 2-0 within the ongoing FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and AFC Asian Cup China Qualifiers on Monday on the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium at Al Sadd Membership in Doha.
The 36-year-old Chhetri scored each his targets within the second half of the match as he netted the ball into the goalpost within the 79th and 92nd minutes. With this win, India has risen to the third spot in Group E with six factors from seven video games.
Chhetri’s first purpose was a properly-timed header from a left-sided cross whereas the opposite was an injury-time strike, as he curled house a end from contained in the penalty space.
Stimac made three modifications from the facet that took on Qatar within the final match. The Blue Tigers made a cautious begin, enjoying it amongst themselves, looking for the gaps.
Bangladesh started to throw our bodies ahead searching for the equalizer, however have been usually thwarted by the Indian defence. Jamal Bhuyian went into the referee’s books a minute after Chhetri’s purpose, for a foul on Brandon Fernandes.
Final week, India had suffered a 0-1 defeat by the hands of Qatar regardless of an excellent displaying from goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.
India will subsequent lock horns towards Afghanistan within the Qualifiers on Tuesday, June 15. The facet is already out of competition to qualify for FIFA World Cup 2022, however the Blue Tigers can nonetheless qualify for AFC Asian Cup. (ANI)