India vs Bangladesh: india beat bangladesh with a brilliant game from charismatic chhetri: FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Captain Sunil Chhetri scored two brilliant goals, India beat Bangladesh, their first win of the tournament
Legendary Sunil Chhetri played brilliantly as India registered their first win of the tournament by defeating Bangladesh 2-0 in the combined qualifiers of the FIFA World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup 2023 here on Monday. With this win, the Indian team’s hopes of qualifying directly for the third round of the Asian Qualifiers have increased.
The Indian team, which has been waiting to taste victory for a long time, showed dominance in this match from the beginning. The team missed a few scoring opportunities in the beginning but in the 79th minute, Chhetri’s header opened its account. The Indian captain scored another goal in the last minute (90+2 minutes) to ensure a 2-0 victory for the team.
These two goals took Chhetri’s number of international goals to 74. With this win, the Indian team has seven points from six matches and has reached the third place in the group table. Apart from this win, the team’s account includes three losses and three draws. India now has to play its last league match against Afghanistan on 15 June.
The Indian team has been out of the race for the FIFA World Cup 2022, but the team remains in the race for a place in the Asian Cup to be played in China in 2023. The top three places in the group table will qualify directly for the third round of the Asian Cup Qualifiers.
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