- The Indian Football Team will be in action against Bangladesh Today.
- Star center-back Sandesh Jhingan is not playing.
The Indian Football Team will be in action on Today. India take on Bangladesh in the World Cup qualifier in Kolkata.
India comes into the match after their impressive performance against Asian champions Qatar, a goalless draw in Doha.
After suffering defeat in the FIFA world cup qualifier campaign opener against Oman in Guwahati. Against Asian champion Qatar, India held on to a goalless draw thanks to an amazing performance by goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.
India was playing against Qatar without superstar striker Sunil Chhetri and struggled to create chances. Qatar also failed to score a goal because Indian Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu kept them at bay with his outstanding performance in goal.
Players who missed out –
Star center-back Sandesh Jhingan is not available for this match.
Sandesh Jhingan, who was impressive against Qatar, suffered an ACL injury in a friendly match against Indian Super League outfit NorthEast United. He will undergo surgery and is expected to be return in action after six months.
After a 10-day preparatory camp in Guwahati, the Indian football team arrived in Kolkata on Sunday.
Sandesh Jhingan will be a big miss for the Indian Team. Manager Igor Stimac will hope that other players can step up in his absence and support to Adil Khan at India’s defense.
Midfielders Amarjit Kiyam and Pranoy Halder are also unavailable because of injury. While Rowllin Borges is out of the action due to a suspension.
Manager Igor Stimac is excited for this clash
“We’ll need to work on team combinations and choose the best eleven for the crucial game,” manager Igor Stimac said.
“Indian Players are extremely excited about this match. Football fans in Kolkata need to step up and support the Home team,” he added.
India currently in fourth spot in the five-team group table with only a single point. Blue Tigers will be trying to get the first win of the FIFA qualifying campaign against Bangladesh.