Shock draw with Qatar fills India with pride

Shock draw with Qatar fills India with pride

India are unlikely to make it to their first World Cup finals this time around but a 0-0 draw in Doha against Asian champions Qatar in 2022 qualifying on Tuesday has filled them with pride.

In the match against Oman in Guwahati, India clearly dominated the first half with a 1-0 lead only to concede goals in the 82nd and 90th minute to suffer a heartbreaking loss.

The result can be seen as a remarkable effort as Qatar is placed at the 62nd position in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings whereas India is on the 103rd spot.

Qatar took a dozen of shots and came close to scoring on a couple of occasions but India's skipper Gurpreet saved nearly everything that came his way.

After the restart, India played a more composed brand of football, with Thapa and Sahal using Udanta on the right and Manvir down the middle as channels to release incisive passes and the two of them making purposeful runs into spaces left vacant because of Qatar's tendency to throw players forward. There was excitement in front of both goals, of course.It was a great experience for us. All credit to my players and I'm really proud of them.

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But the visitors, a team ranked 103 in the world, did well to keep the danger away by crowding their penalty area and closing gaps to shut any passing options for the Qataris.

"Our performance against Qatar is an invitation to fans for our next home game".

The coach asserted that fitness was never a problem for his side. "Still today as a coach, of course, I am more than happy to get a point against the reigning champions of Asia", Stimac was quoted as saying by PTI.

Stimac additionally took a potshot at those that criticised his crew's health ranges after India misplaced 1-2 to Oman of their campaign-opener, with each Oman objectives coming within the ultimate eight minutes. "We know that they are a good team and we respect them", said defender Pedro Miguel. We made sprints even in the 95th minute, showing a lot of concentration. "But we are satisfied with the commitment exhibited by the government to complete all the work that is required to obtain the full ratification", she said.

The Oman result was too harsh on the Blue Tigers, given how they had taken the attack to Erwin Koeman's side and seemed deserved winners until Al Mandhar Rabia shattered Indian hearts with a late brace.

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