A 28-member squad will leave for Doha for India’s three forthcoming matches in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022/AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Qualifiers.
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FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers originally scheduled to take place during October-November 2020 will be rescheduled in 2021.
Poor team selection, suspect tactics, individual errors and a squad bereft of match practice meant India could only salvage a draw against Bangladesh.
It's been 7 games (and just under 5 months) since Igor Stimac took over as Head Coach of the Blue Tigers and that's probably just enough time to have an early peek under the hood of the Senior Men's National Team.
The Indian football team head coach Igor Štimac has announced a 23-man squad ahead of the World Cup Qualifier against Bangladesh on October 15th at the Salt Lake Stadium.
A absolute blinder of performance by the captain on the night Gurpreet Singh Sandhu coupled with excellent performances by the centre-back duo of Adil Khan and Sandesh Jhingan help India bring home a precious point against reigning Asian Champions Qatar.
Well-begun is half done - India started brightly in the first half, but faded badly in the second allowing a fitter and better Oman team to pick up a win in the opening FIFA World Cup 22 qualifying match between the two sides.