Indian Football Team: In spite of a resilient display against Qatar in the last game, The Indian football team suffered a 1-0 defeat at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium. Rahul Bheke was sent off by the referee in the 17th minute, but the Blue Tigers did manage to show some fight for the remaining 83 minutes. As a result of that defeat India are now 4th in Group E of the World Cup Qualifiers with just three points. However, they will be desperate for their first win of the group as they take on neighbors Bangladesh next.
Bangladesh are currently at the bottom of the pile with just two points. Nonetheless, they did manage to draw against India the last time around, and will be looking to cause further misery on the Blue Tigers.
In terms of the FIFA Rankings, India find themselves in at 105th, while Bangladesh are ranked 184th as of now. That being said, the Indian captain Sunil Chhetri will be aiming to get the win in order to get some confidence.
The Indian Football Team News is that Rowling Borges and Chinglnsana Singh are on the sidelines due to injury, while, Rahul Bheke misses out as a result of suspension.
Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Dheeraj Singh.
Defenders: Pritam Kotal, Rahul Bheke, Narender Gehlot, Chinglensana Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Adil Khan, Akash Mishra, Subhashish Bose.
Midfielders: Udanta Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Liston Colaco, Rowllin Borges, Glan Martins, Anirudh Thapa, Pronoy Halder, Suresh Singh, Apuia, Abdul Sahal, Yasir Mohammad, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Bipin Singh, Ashique Kuruniyan.
Forwards: Manvir Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Ishan Pandita.
G Singh Sandhu, P Kotal, S Jhingan, B Singh, S Bose, Lalengmawia, S Singh Wangjam, G Martins, U Singh, S Chhetri
The Group E fixture between India and Bangladesh will be contested at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha. The match will kick off at 7:30 PM IST and will be broadcasted live on Star Sports, Disney + Hotstar, and JIO TV Football.