- We could not show the kind of performance that the audience was excited about in Salt Lake: Chhetri
- India, Bangladesh match 1-1 at Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata
The FIFA World Cup qualifier match played between India and Bangladesh in Kolkata on Tuesday ended 1-1. Team India captain Sunil Chhetri expressed disappointment over the result. He said that the dressing room is very disappointed with this result. The team’s performance did not equal the enthusiasm of the spectators at the Salt Lake Stadium. Bangladesh scored a 1-0 lead in the 42nd minute of the match, but Adil Khan of India tied the score at 1-1 in the 88th minute.
The Indian captain tweeted after the match, “We couldn’t show the kind of performance that was cheering the audience in Salt Lake.” The dressing room is very disappointed with this. We did not redeem the occasions, but it goes on in the grounds and stands. We will keep trying.”
Team India topped Qatar in the last match
The Indian team held the Asian champions Qatar on par in the previous match. This led to tremendous enthusiasm in the team. The team did not perform as expected of coach Igor Stimac. Saad Uddin of Bangladesh scored in the 42nd minute. It seemed that the visiting team would return home with three points, but Adil Khan scored a goal for India to equalize the match.
India in fourth place in the Points Table
The loss on home ground can make it difficult for Team India to reach the next round. The Indian team lost 1-2 against Oman before the match against Qatar. The team has two points from three matches. At the same time, Bangladesh have one point in as many matches. Qatar occupy first place in Group E with 10 points. Oman (six points) is second, Afghanistan (three points) third, India (two points) fourth and Bangladesh (one point) fifth