The focus of Indian football players has changed, it is no longer about the fight against Qatar. That’s the past. Rather, now it is about the upcoming match against Bangladesh in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 preliminary combined round qualification round. Both India and Bangladesh had mixed results. While Bangladesh came back from behind to hold Afghanistan 1-1 and earn a point, India did manage to win hearts despite a 10-man fight against Asian champions Qatar, but came back empty-handed. Brandon Fernandes says, “We are moving forward as a team and we need to support each other. We know we have specific roles in the team.” “The next match is very important because we need to maintain the momentum we got in the first match. The match. The first match is history,” Fernandes said. “I am very happy with the performance against Afghanistan. The players did very well on the field, and worked very hard. It shows the attitude that this team has, to come back from it. Bangladesh coach Jamie Day said. “Bangladesh football’s poster boy captain Jamal Bhuyan, who played for Mohammedan Sporting in the I-League, feels it is going to be “an intense match”. Both the teams will take the field on 7th June. “It will be intense with a lot of battles. It’s a beautiful match to be a part of. Last time in Kolkata we were disappointed not to score 3 points because India scored too late. The game. We have that hunger in us, and We know we can do some damage,” he said. “The confidence in our team is good at the moment. We had chances to win against Afghanistan. We carry that confidence with us in India’s game,” says Jamal. Nevertheless, there is a mention of difference in ranking between the two teams. “India are a very good team. They are a much higher ranked team than us which should beat Bangladesh. The difference in ranking and quality is huge. In Kolkata we played very well. I look back and realize that night India had a holiday at the majestic YBK, “he expresses.” You look at India’s last match against Qatar, with 10-men they fought like warriors and lost 0-1. It was only their side Shows quality in me. We look forward to the game. We know we need to play to our maximum, and hopefully India will have another off-day.” Promoted defender Subhasish Bose, however, is quick to point out that rankings don’t matter once you hit the ground. “We are aware of the quality of the Bangladesh team. They are a side that plays a lot of counter attack football, and it is very dangerous. India vs Bangladesh have always been exciting and close matches. We have a lot of respect for Bangladesh. Bose said. Topics mentioned in this article.
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