A goal less match is not so much worth of telling the story but when a 103rd rank team rejects every single attempt of region’s champion team and 62nd FIFA ranked side. Yes, that’s right. India shock Qatar in the 2022 world cup qualifiers by stopping 2019 Asia Cup winners from scoring single goal throughout the match.
FIFA World Cup 2022 hosts and qualifying match home team Qatar attempted 27 shots at the visitors goal but Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu was marvelous and didn’t allow ball to pass through him. India suffered 2-1 loss against Oman in their first game of the qualifiers but stopping Asian giants at goal less draw earned them one point in the table.
Indian forwards target Qatari goal two times but didn’t succeed to convert it into a goal. Qatar came into the match as favorites and they played like that as well. They won their opening match by 6-0 defeating Afghanistan and were expecting to beat India as well. But it didn’t happen and Blue Tigers were sensational.
More than a point, the draw was huge victory for Blue Tigers. Both Qatar and India were facing second time each other in an international soccer game. previously teams contested in 2010 world cup qualifiers in September 2007 when Qatar beat India by 6-0.
India will now face Bangladesh in their next 2022 football world cup qualifying fixture on 15th October at home.