P.K. Banerjee not yet invited for India vs Bangladesh

Ross Houston
October 15, 2019

We have to win this game, ' said the Croatian, who guided his national side as coach to qualify the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil.

The action continues to come thick and fast in the global break and the focus shifts to Asia for the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers.

A sellout crowd is expected here as India will play their first global in Kolkata after eight years when they take on Bangladesh, who are ranked 83 places below in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings.

"The Bangladesh game is going to be very different from the last one against Qatar" admitted Stimac.

Kolkata, Oct 14 (SocialNews.XYZ) A huge number of spectators are expected to watch India take on Bangladesh in a Group E Asian Qualifiers match for the FIFA World Cup tie at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Tuesday as all the tickets have been sold out days ahead of the clash. We have worked hard on this for last three or four months, ' added Day when he was speaking at the pre-match press conference at a hotel in Kolkata yesterday.

India played Bangladesh in a double-leg World Cup qualifier in 1985 and won home and away by identical 2-1 margins. How are you looking at the year ahead?


Even though Rahul Bheke has been drafted back into the squad after recovering from a groin injury, it is likely that Stimac would only start him from the bench against Bangladesh.

India have been handed a major blow ahead of their latest worldwide fixture. We are improving and I see a bright future for Bangladesh. Anirudh Thapa, Sahal Abdul Samad and Brandon Fernandes are the other names who could feature in the remaining two midfield spots. Sunil Chhetri had netted twice to seal India's 3-2 win. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, the hero against Qatar, will take his place in goal once again.

It's been a while since India played in Kolkata.

With Bangladesh nurturing hopes of upsetting the Big Brother, India are aware that they have a job on hand.

However, Bangladesh have the ability to cause them trouble.

Yeasin Khan is the experienced figure in defence, with young defender Riyadul Hasan Rafi starting to establish himself as the 25-year-old's central defensive partner. Skipper Jamal Bhuyan is the lone man in a sweeper role who will sit back and absorb pressure.


Mohammad Ibrahim and Sohel Rana will provide the creative thrust in the final third, with Saad Uddin and Biplu Ahmed being the two wingers. "Play as a team and try to get the result", he said.

"I am surely they are going to attack a lot more than they did against Qatar, so defensively we have to make sure that we don't concede goals", said Day, who has been in charge of the side since May 2018.

The Blue Tigers will face Bangladesh in the Salt Lake Stadium here on October 15.

"We had a great game against Qatar (on September 10)". We played Japan on a Wednesday evening, we had 90,000 and 25,000 people were outside.

ISL team Chennaiyin FC's new signing Lallianzuala Chhangte, who is part of the Indian team, is all praise for national coach Igor Stimac and said he was bringing out "the best out of all of us". We just need to win the game and give us a chance for November.

India might be on a bit of a winless run. They play with heart and they make it tough for the opposition as well.


Nevertheless despite the dwelling aspect having bigger than a dozen images heading within the appropriate route, Sandhu saved them at bay along with his heroics in aim. Expect a keenly contested affair, albeit one in which the hosts should come out on top.

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