Last minute goal deprives Bangladesh against India

Staff Correspondent | Update:

Bangladesh`s Saad Uddin (2R) celebrates after scoring a goal during the World Cup 2022 and 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifying football match between India and Bangladesh, at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on 15 October 2019. Photo: AFPA wonderful header by Saad Uddin from a curving free kick of captain Jamal Bhuiyan provided Bangladesh lead in the first half of the qualifying match of Qatar World Cup and Asia Cup at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata, India on Tuesday.

Bangladesh`s Saad Uddin (front L) along with teammates celebrates after scoring a goal during the World Cup 2022 and 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifying football match between India and Bangladesh at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on 15 October 2019. Photo: AFPSaad Uddin scored the goal in the 42nd minute of the match at the jam-packed stadium.

However, a header by Adil Khan from a corner kick in the 88th minute saved India in the match, where Bangladesh defenders otherwise showcased their distinctively improved skill and stamina. Bangladesh goal keeper Ashraful also saved the team at least thrice.

Bangladesh players will rue a number of chances when they would look back at the match as will India.

Bangladesh`s Saad Uddin (R) celebrates after scoring a goal during the World Cup 2022 and 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifying football match between India and Bangladesh, at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on 15 October 2019. Photo: AFPNabib Newaj Jibon was deprived from a sure goal when his brilliant chip over the keeper’s head was cleared by Adil Khan in the 73rd minute.

Three minutes later, Bangladesh was saved as Indian captain Sunil Chhetri's glancing header from Brandon's corner flies wide.

Two Bangladesh players – captain Jamal Bhuiyan and Mohammad Nabib Newaj Jibon – were booked yellow cards. Anas Edathodika of India was also booked for his foul play.

India`s football captain Sunil Chhetri (C) reacts after missing a goal during the World Cup 2022 and 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifying football match between India and Bangladesh at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on 15 October 2019. Photo: AFP

Bangladesh opening XI: Ashraful (GK); Yeasin, Rahmat, Jamal (C), Bipoli, Ziban, Sohel Rana, Ibrahim, Riyadul, Rayhan, Saad

India opening XI: Gurpreet (GK); Bheke, Adil, Anas, Mandar; Sahal, Thapa; Chhetri (C), Ashique, Udanta; Manvir.

 
   
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