India successfully won an important point against the reigning Asian champion Qatar in the second round of the 2022 World Cup qualifying round in Asia.
Having a draw with Qatar and getting the first score in the qualifier, India also set up another feat that no team in Asia has ever done in history.
The home advantage plus is more appreciated, not surprising when Qatar completely dominated during 90 minutes. However, this is a disciplined match for Indian players, although the visitors are not served by two important names: captain Chhetri and midfielder Ashique.
Qatar has launched 27 shots from just two times on the Indian side, but the excellent performance of Gurpreet Singh Sandhu with amazing saves has discouraged the names of the home team. Almoez or Yusuf.
India only created a few notable ball-up situations but that didn’t matter. The resilience of the defense has brought unexpected results for teachers and coach Igor Stimac before the most highly rated team in Group E. This is definitely one of the best results of the representative from the South. Asia in the competition away from home.
With a draw against the reigning Asian champion, India won the first point in the 2022 World Cup qualifier. In the next match, Qatar will come as a guest of Bangladesh. Meanwhile, India will be resting.
India officially got its first score at the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, especially when they won that score from Qatar – the 2018 Asian Cup champion.
At the moment, India is putting penultimate in World Cup qualifying Group E, the first score against Qatar to help them avoid the bottom of the table. Although the match was not really up to expectation, the draw against the host of the 2022 World Cup also helped this small South Asian team set a record.
Facing the 2018 Asian Cup champion Qatar, not many believe in a result that is beneficial to India, especially when Qatar has a victory in destroying the opening round (6-0) before Afghanistan, while India fell 1-2 right at home against Oman