Adil Khan becomes the savior for Indian national team
Another draw for India, which neither helps India nor Bangladesh, the game ended up with a 1-1 draw.
Indian national team played their third joint FIFA 2022 World Cup and AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers against Bangladesh on today.
India started their must-win game on a high attacking note. On the first minute of the game Bangladesh almost finds a penalty when Rahul Bheke knocks down Mohamad Ibrahim, but the referee thinks otherwise and Bangladesh got their first corner and shot.
On the 4th minute, Sunil almost scored a goal, Manvir’s floats a long ball and Ashique pads it to Chhetri but he directly shoots in the safe hand of Bangladesh goalkeeper.
In the first quarter, both the team played a good knock but India holds more possession and more shots on target.
On the 18th minute, Bheke almost opened up the goalmouth, Tahapa’s curling corner finds Bheke but it zooms over the crossbar. India’s waves of attack somehow prevent by Bangladesh.
In the 31st minute, Bangladesh almost finds their first goal as Adil Khan’s back pass received by Bangladesh forward Bipul Ahmed and booms towards the goal, Gurpreet’s outstretched hand out the danger for a corner.
Finally, Bangladesh finds their goal on the 42nd minute, Rahul Bheke and Gurpreet’s mistake gave a gift to Bangladesh forward Saad Uddin and he guided the ball into the net and put Bangladesh into a lead of 1-0.
In the second half, India started wit the same intensity. though Bangladesh got two opportunities to increase their lead first in the 51st minute Mohammed had a wonderful run and his shot was been inch past the goal. and similarly, on the 54 th minute, Ibrahim’s shot kissed the goal post.
Anas almost opens up the goalmouth on the 60th minute, his header was been cleared from the goal line by Biplab.
The same story repeated on the 73 rd minute while Ziban’s header was been cleared by Adil Khan from the goal-line.
Finally, in the 89th minute, India finds their equaliser, Brandon’s corner calmly guided into the net by Adil.
Adil’s performance still alive India’s hope but this one point couldn’t help them.