Doha, June 4: A dominant Qatar beat a 10-man India 1-0 in a FIFA World Cup Qatar 2023 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 preliminary Round 2 qualification match right here on Thursday.
Qatar led 1-0 at half-time, Abdel Aziz Hatim making the distinction between the 2 sides, slotting in a thirty fourth minute winner at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium.
The win took Qatar to 19 factors, seven forward of Oman who’ve two matches in hand and can face Felix Sanchez’s aspect on Monday. India keep on three factors from six matches. Lionel Messi Prepares for Argentina vs Chile 2023 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, Posts Latest Photo on Instagram.
Bangladesh and Afghanistan shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw within the different Group E tie on Thursday.
India’s different qualification matches are in opposition to Bangladesh on June 7 and Afghanistan on June 15. India are bidding to qualify for the 2023 Asian Cup, although they’re out of rivalry for subsequent 12 months’s World Cup.
While Qatar are ranked 58th, India are one hundred and fifth.
The final time the 2 groups met, in September 2019, India had held the Asian champions to a goalless draw.
Qatar performed it amongst themselves proper from the kick-off of their effort to discover areas by means of the Indian midfield.
The Blue Tigers did sniff a counter within the seventh minute when Manvir Singh latched on to a unfastened ball and laid it off for Bipin Singh on the left flank. But the latter’s cross discovered nobody.
The first yellow card of the night was flashed to Rahul Bheke on the eighth minute for a sort out on rival captain Hassal Al Haydos. Ten minutes later, the influence was bigger — Bheke was given marching orders after receiving his second yellow card of the match for a handball offence. The resultant vicious roller from Haydos was punched away by Gurpreet.
With India down to 10 males, Qatar’s domination elevated. However, India had their first actual probability within the twenty ninth minute when Ashique Kuruniyan managed to slip previous his marker and essayed it behind the defensive position for an onrushing Manvir. But the striker’s contact let him down from what was a transparent probability.
Five minutes later, Qatar surged into the lead. Abdelkarim discovered Almoez Ali contained in the field, who turned and laid it off for Abdel Aziz. The jungle of legs did not permit the latter to have a transparent shot on purpose, however he being allowed the luxurious of that that additional cut up second, Abdel Aziz managed to ship it previous Gurpreet.
However, Gurpreet had a superb match. His bodily presence, these massive fingers, reflexes and perspective as he fisted, punched, and even used his legs to most impact to thwart Qatar.
In the 68th minute, Lalengmawia ‘Apuia’ Ralte changed debutant Glan Martins, after which within the seventy fifth minute Akash Misra got here in for Bipin Singh.
Coach Stimac launched a double substitution within the 84th minute, Abdul Sahal coming in for Ashique and Liston Colaco changing Suresh.
Qatar had their greatest probability of the second half with about 4 minutes of regulation time left on the clock, when substitute Abdullah Alahraq rifled a long-ranger onto the close to publish. However, the ball ricocheted and went out of play.
Sandesh Jhingan made a one final effort to launch a counter for India in harm time as he charged down the pitch and tried to play Manvir by means of on purpose. But it was futile.
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