Asian Games 2023IND vs BAN: The Indian football team has won their second match in the Asian Games. With this victory, the Indian football team has maintained its challenge in the Asian Games 2023. India defeated Bangladesh 1-0. Team India has won this match after a humiliating defeat against China. Sunil Chhetri scored the only goal of the match in the 85th minute.
India has defeated Bangladesh 1-0. This is the first victory of the Indian football team in the Asian Games. In the first match, India had to accept defeat against China by a margin of 1-5. At the same time Bangladesh team has lost the second match in a row. Myanmar defeated Bangladesh in the first match. Sunil Chhetri scored the only goal for India in this match. He scored a penalty in the 85th minute to give India a decisive lead. The first half of the match was goalless, but Sunil Chhetri’s goal at the end of the second half gave Team India the victory. Now India has a chance to enter the knockout round.
Indian women’s football team lost the first match 1-5
Indian women’s football team lost 2-1 to Chinese Taipei in the Hangzhou Asian Games. Both the teams had a tough competition. India took a 1-0 lead over Chinese Taipei on the strength of a goal in the second half. However, after Chinese Taipei scored two goals in the last minute of the match, Team India had to face defeat. Anju Tamang gave India the lead early in the second half, but Chinese Taipei scored in the 69th and 87th minutes to seal victory. Lai Lee Chin and Hsu Yu Suan scored for Chinese Taipei.
The Sunil Chhetri-led Indian men’s football team lost to China in their first match of the Asian Games. Now the women’s football team under the leadership of Ashalata Devi also had to witness the same defeat. In this match, the Indian team was in the lead for the first 60 minutes. It was thought that Team India would surprise and upset Chinese Taipei, but it could not happen. Mistakes by the Indian defenders in the last few moments led to defeat.
The Indian women’s football team has been in terrific form and defeated mighty Kyrgyzstan 5-0 in the first round of the Olympic qualifiers in June this year. The Indian women’s team has been placed in Group B along with Chinese Taipei and Thailand. Now Team India has to face Thailand on 24th September. It will be a ‘do or die’ match for India. A win against Thailand will be essential to reach the quarter-finals.
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The top teams from each of the five groups and the three best runners-up from each group will qualify for the quarter-finals, i.e. the last eight. Last time, in the 2018 Asian Games, Team India finished ninth out of 11 teams. The Indian team wants to improve its performance this year. Sweden’s Thomas Dennerby is the coach of the Indian women’s football team. Four years ago, under his watch, Nigeria’s women’s team reached the round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup.