Here are some of the details for the World Cup Qualifier between India and Bangladesh.
India will take on Bangladesh in the third game of their World Cup Qualifiers in Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata on October 15. The Blue Tigers have gained one point out of last two games, while their opponents have procured none from a single game.
Igor Stimac’s side were in authority for a larger part of the game against Oman, but they conceded two goals in last nine minutes of the game. It came as a hammer blow to their chances of qualifying to the next round, as Qatar are the firm favourites to head the group. This means that either Oman or India are the most likely to occupy the second spot.
They had a daunting task to face Qatar in front of their home crowd on Tuesday. The Blue Tigers played their sleeve out and defended for their lives to gain a point. Although it was an unexpected result, it was a much-deserved result as they frustrated the hosts throughout the game.
While more flash was on this game, Afghanistan defeated Bangladesh 1-0 to secure their first victory of the World Cup Qualifiers. The Afghans were trounced by the Maroons in the first game, but bounced back in fashion against the tigers.
India are the favourites in this game against their neighbours, but the visitors could cause an upset. The results have been predictable till date and the same pattern could be followed until the second qualifier round ends.
As known before, India’s biggest stadium, Salt Lake Stadium can hold up to 85,000 people. India manager Igor Stimac has demanded fans to fill the whole stadium in the upcoming game.
KICK OFF DETAILS:
Date: 15 October (Tuesday)
Kick-off: 7:30 PM IST
Stadium: Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Ticket details are yet to be updated, although they are likely to be sold in the stadium rather than booking it online. The price is also yet to be determined – it will be updated a few days before the game.
Star Sports network have the telecast rights for India football team games in India. As for online streams, Hotstar will be broadcasting the game.