India vs Bangladesh: India played out a disappointing draw against Bangladesh

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India vs Bangladesh 2019 Football Match Result – Kolkata is the home for Indian football fans. It is one city in India that is clear for its love for football. The fans were sure to make their presence known as India hosted Bangladesh for the qualifier of Qatar World Cup 2020. The Salt Lake Stadium was jam-packed for the encounter, for which India were favorites to win. India is a far superior footballing country as compared to Bangladesh.

india vs bangladesh 2019 football match result

The last time Bangladesh won against India was more than 20 years ago. That being said, Bangladesh boasts of an impressive record under their new English manager. “If I was to predict the outcome of the match I would have predicted a one-sided encounter with the Blue Tigers winning by a margin 2-3 goals.”

India vs Bangladesh 2019 Football Match Result

Skipper Sunil Chhetri returned to the side and led the Indian attack along with Manvir Singh with Bengaluru FC teammates, Ashique Kuruniyan and Udanta Singh providing width on the flanks. Sandesh Jhingan was absent in defense as his injury ruled him out of the important fixture. Veteran defender Anas Edathodika started alongside Adil Khan in defense.

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India vs Bangladesh 2019 Football Match Result – The match had a rough start and India dominated the possession but were wasteful with it. India lacked intent in their passes and was struggling to make creative plays. Bangladesh took advantage of India’s shaky defending in the 42nd-minute set-piece. Bhuyan, the captain for Bangladesh, crossed the ball inside the box which was misread by the ever-reliable Gurpreet Singh Sandhu. The ball fell into the proximity of Saad Uddin, who headed the ball into the empty net. Salt Lake Stadium got absolutely silent, as India conceded this surprising goal.

India vs Bangladesh 2019 Football Match Result – India wanted to win the match and it was clear from the very start of the second half. India created a number of chances throughout the second half but just couldn’t quite finish the ball inside the net. Bangladesh effectively forced India to attack through the wings which they countered by double-teaming against the Indian wingers.

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India vs Bangladesh 2019 Football Match Result – Bangladesh despite having the ball for a lesser time was clear with their game plan. India couldn’t handle their pacy counters and at one moment, the game could have also been 2-0 as Adil Khan cleared the ball at the goal line keeping the deficit to one. Adil Khan moments late,r scored the equalizer from a corner. The defender jumped higher than the Bangladeshi defense and converted a free header.

India vs Bangladesh 2019 Football Match Result – Salt Lake Stadium could finally breathe again but a single point doesn’t help India at all in the race to qualify for the World Cup. But one hopes that all this experience will make the team better for the challenges that lie ahead.

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