Sunil Chhetri and men lost the first game of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier against Oman by 2-1 which was held in Assam. Despite the fact that the blue Tigers dominated the game the first half, a couple of late goals and the visitors walked away with a win. However, this time Sunil Chhetri and men were travelling to Doha for their second game but right before the match, the Indian football captain got injured which was a huge setback for the team. Despite this, the Indian football team scripted a historic draw against Qatar in the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier. India’s Heroic Efforts Hold Asian Champions Qatar at Bay in Their Own Den, FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2022 AFC Group E Football Match Ends in a Draw,
The hosts kept attacking but the strong defence of the Indian team was intact until the end. But it was Indian goal-keeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu who walked away with the limelight with his impeccable skills and obstructing goals. The match began with Sunil Chhetri being ruled out of the squad due to an injury. Little did the Indian fans expect this kind of a result from the Blue Tigers. Needless to say that the Internet went berserk with the historic draw. Check out a few tweets below:
This will go down in history books. Unbelievable. David held the Goliath. @GurpreetGK I have no words. What a player.
— vayu (@V__A__Y__U) September 10, 2019
Kudos to 🏹 Gurpreet Singh Sandhu' s standout performance, Blue Tigers 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 notch a goalless draw against AFC Asian Cup champions Qatar Football Association 🇶🇦. Congratulations, boys 🙌🏻 👏🏻#BackTheBlue 💙 #IndianFootball ⚽ ##QATIND pic.twitter.com/ahsIOnEpzC
— ARIJIT MITRA (@mitrarijit) September 10, 2019
Yet another one
That's how I feel after watching Gurpreet Singh pic.twitter.com/iQsBedBVzf
— Harri_yura 🇮🇳 (@Yota1170157814) September 10, 2019
MS Dhoni of football
And Gurpreet Singh Sandhu is Mahendra Singh Dhoni of Indian Football Team. Bhai Koi ball chhodta hee nhi hai. https://t.co/ejqZNB8DU5
— Vikas Yogi (@vikaskyogi) September 10, 2019
Well done Guys,Great effort 🇮🇳⚽️💪🏻 @IndianFootball
— jeje lalpekhlua (@jejefanai) September 10, 2019
Gem of Indian football
That was An Epic Performance From @IndianFootball team.
— Sohil Jain (@SohilJainJain2) September 10, 2019
— Goldy ozil (@goldykahma) September 10, 2019
The Blue Tigers stood tall against 13 shots on target and had 63 per cent of possessions against the hosts. With this, India clinched one point at the points table and opened their account. The Blue Tigers are now placed on number three of Group E.