2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Sandesh Jhingan throughout India’s defeat to Qatar.© Instagram
A 10-man India defended creditably nicely as they suffered a 0-1 defeat to Asian champions Qatar of their World Cup qualifying spherical match, on Thursday. Abdel Aziz scored within the 33rd minute in a match utterly dominated by the Qataris. The two sides performed out a goalless draw of their first leg match, in September 2019. Group toppers Qatar, who’re but to lose a match, had waves of assaults with their eight to 9 gamers within the Indian half for more often than not.
Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu needed to pull off a sequence of saves to maintain the margin of loss small. India, nonetheless, performed with 10 males from the 17th minute onwards after defender Rahul Bheke was red-carded after a second reserving. He had earlier obtained a yellow card within the ninth minute.
India did have two good strikes within the match from counterattacks with Manvir Singh within the thick of issues on each events.
India captain Sunil Chhetri, who returned to the staff after recovering from COVID-19 an infection, was changed by Udanta Singh on the resumption of the second half.
A winless India remained in fourth spot in Group E with three factors from six matches.
Igor Stimac’s males are two factors behind Afghanistan (third with 5 factors) who performed out a 1-1 draw in opposition to Bangladesh earlier within the day. India play Bangladesh on June 7 of their subsequent match.
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