2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, India vs Bangladesh: Vintage Sunil Chhetri Scripts 2-0 Win - Highlights

Catch the highlights of of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup joint qualifier match between India vs Bangladesh in Doha here

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, India vs Bangladesh: Vintage Sunil Chhetri Scripts 2-0 Win - Highlights

Sunil Chhetri twin strikes in the 79th and 90+2 minutes of the game helped India defeat Bangladesh 2-0 in the joint 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifying match in Doha on Monday. Bangladesh did well to keep higher ranked India at bay who dominated the ball possession and match.  Chhetri's double strikes meant India secured their first win in the campaign ending their winless streak. The win is also their first victory in World Cup qualifiers away from home in 20 years. India pressed hard to find the opening with Chinglensana coming close. Chhetri himself missed two chances before making amends. Chhetri's 73rd goal in international football gave India much needed boost as it tries to finish third to qualify for the AFC Asian Cup. India next face Afghanistan.

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 9:24 PM IST: Sunil Chhetri has given India a 2-0 win. What a match.Bangladesh managed to hold on against India and their relentless attack. But in the end India will be happy with the result. Their first win after six matches.

90'+2 - GOAL!!!!! Sunil Chhetri scores again. India now well and truly on their way to facile win

85' - India now in complete control and it's their first win after six matches

79' - GOAL!!!! Sunil Chhetri has broken the deadlock. Third chance for him and this time he makes it count. Ashique sends a good ball in and Chhetri times his run well to head the ball. 

76' - Bangladesh now have a corner but no harm done as it remains goalless . 

74'- Mehedi Hasan replaces Rakib Hossain for Bangladesh.

73' - Another header and a miss for India. Brandon sends another good ball but Subhasish header misses the target

72'- Brandon Fernandes long ranger sails over goal. India is now getting desperate to score

70' -India 72% possesion, while Bangladesh has 28%

66' - Brandon Fernandes have created good chances for India and now its free kick for Bangladesh.

65'- Bangladesh get in Abdullah for Biplo

63'- Free kick for India and Brandon Fernandes sends a good ball inside the box. Chhetri is free but header misses the target. BIG MISS for India, it was a clear header as Chhetri managed to get away from his marker

59' - Another change for India. Manvir Singh has been replaced by Liston Colaco

58' - Yasir shoots from just outside the box. Desperate defending by Bangladesh as they manage to clear the threat.

56' - Bangladesh are holding their ground. India have another corner. Sandesh connects but the ball scoops up off the back of a defender. Bangladesh goalkeeper collects the ball safely

52' - India get another corner and good defending by Bangladesh. Another chance missed

48' - India have again made a good start but finishing is still lacking 

8:30 PM IST: We are back for 2nd half: India have made two changes - Udanta Singh and Bipin Singh have been substituted by Mohammad Yasir and Ashique Kuruniyan


45'+ 1 So end of 1st half It's India 0 - Bangaldesh 0. The best chance fell for Chinglensana in the 36th minute. His header was on target but cleared on the line. Chhetri's penalty shout also looked good in replays. India skipper was pushed as he tried to collect the ball.

43'- Bangladesh have managed to frustrate India. They have held their shape in defense and have managed a few counter attacks

39'- Long throw-in for Bangladesh but Gurpreet alert to threat and collects the ball easily

36' - Corner for India. Great header by Chinglensana, on target. But Bangladesh defender clears it off the line. Another corner for India. Chhetri's header sails over the goal

31' - Another corner wasted by India.

29' - Chhetri is brought down inside the box. India appeal for penalty  but referee gives foul against the Indian skipper. Chhetri is certainly not happy. Another chance missed by India 

26' - Udanta is brought down and wins a free kick for India just outside the box on right flank. Brandon free kick sails over and wide

24' - First real save from Indian custodian Gurpreet Singh Sandhu. Routine  stuff as India move forward again

21' - India are now dominating but Bangladesh are trying every chance to counter. India have been sloppy with their passing something Stimac would have noted by now

18' - Suresh now manages to cross but Bangla GK collects the ball safely

16'- India have a great chance as Manvir manages to find space inside the box but Bangladesh somehow manage to clear again. First real build up for India, who look like getting into rhythm 

12' - Bangladesh are now growing into confidence. A great cross by Bipin with skipper Sunil Chhetri waiting in the box, but Bangladesh manage to clear the threat.

10'- Bangladesh threaten with a long throw in but India defense led by Sandesh up the challenge

7' - India take a short corner but are looking sloppy  in the field. Their passing has also not been up to the mark.


6'- India get their first corner. Their first chance to put Bangladesh under pressure.

4'- Looks like a battle of mid-field as Bangladesh press hard. India still to make a decent move

 2'- Bangladesh's Rakib Hossain picks up a yellow card for a rough tackle on Brandon Fernandes

1' - Kick off!  India start hoping to secure their first win.

7:25 PM IST: Players and match officials coming out for the match. National anthems coming up! First, India.

7:20 PM IST: 10 minutes to start. India need a win to boost their chances of finishing third. They have dominated Bangladesh in the past and are ranked higher. Igor Stimac has made three changes to the side which played Qatar with Udanta, Chinglensana and Brandon Fernandes coming in.


7:03 PM IST: Bangladesh played a 1-1 draw against Afghanistan , while for India it was yet another heartbreak losing 0-1 to Qatar. As things stand now, India are fourth in the five-team group with three points from six matches (3 draws and 3 defeats). Qatar are at the top, with 19 points from seven matches (6 wins and a draw).

6:50 PM IST: Here are both the sides:

INDIA: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Subhasish Bose, Chinglensana Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Glan Martins, Manvir Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Sunil Chhetri (c), Bipin Singh, Udanta Singh, Suresh Singh
Subs: Akash Mishra, Adil Khan, Sahal Abdul Samad, Dheeraj Singh, Pronay Halder, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Liston Colaco, Ishan Pandita, Yasir Mohammad, Pritam Kotal, Muhammed Ashique Kuruniyan, Amrinder Singh

BANGLADESH: Anisur Rahman, Md Rahmat Mia, Topu Barman, Jamal Bhuyan, Masuk Zoni, Biplo Ahamed, Md Matin Miah, Tariq Qazi, Riyadul Hasan, Md Manik Molla, Rakib Hossain 


6: 45 PM IST: The line ups are out for both the sides:

6:15 PM IST:  Indian team all set to leave for the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium