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SAFF Championship

  • 3 September 2013
  • • 15:15
  • • Halchowk Rangasala, Kathmandu
  • Referee: H. Dilan Perera
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  • That's it for today, will be interesting to hear what Wim Koevermans has to say after this performance. Anyways join us in one hour for the crucial tie between Nepal and Pakistan.This is Ayush Srivastava signing off. to air your views regarding India's performance, tweet to @ayush_sri
  • FT: Bangladesh 1-1 India - Bangladesh fans stunned over here. Chhetri was off colour all game but came up with the goods in the last minute.
  • 90' + 5'
    Goal Sunil Chhetri
    94!! GOAL!! Chhetri saves India's blushes with almost the last kick of the game, converting the freekick. WHAT AN ESCAPE!!
  • 90' + 3'
    Last minute free-kick for India here, very critical
  • 90'
    India punt the ball long towards Sunil Chhetri hoping for some sort of miracle. But Chhetri having a very poor evening.
  • 87'
    Substitution N. Chowdhury Mohamed Ariful Islam
  • 86'
    India throw in Robin Singh. The Blue Tigers have been shambolic in the second half and a yard behind their rivals in terms of pace.
  • 85'
    Substitution Francis Fernandes Robin Singh
  • 82'
    Goal Atiqur Rahman Meshu
    And Bangladesh score!! And its a corner by Mamun which India fail to deal with and it reaches Aiiqur Meshu at the far post who slots the ball home sparking wild celebrations on their bench.Is there are any way back for India here?
  • 81'
    Substitution Omar Faruque Babu Mohamed Mamunul Islam Mamun
  • 80'
    Bangladeshi fans rejoice as their talismanic skipper Mamunul Islam Mamun returns from injury to take to the pitch. He instantly takes a corner which is headed wide for another one
  • 80'
    Bangladeshi fans rejoice as their talismanic skipper Mamunul Islam Mamun returns from injury to take to the pitch. He instantly takes a corner which is headed wide for another one
  • 78'
    Substitution Lenny Rodrigues Arata Izumi
  • 78'
    India bring on Arata in a bid to add some fluency in midfield. Instantly India create a chance with the bll falling to Chhetri. His touch is poor but he still manages to move it on to Jewel Raja, who takes too much time and his eventual shot is very tame, creating no issues for the keeper.
  • 75'
    Bangladesh throwing men forward, and Sohel Rana gets another chance from the edge of the box, but he hooks it over.WIth 15 minutes to go, do you think a draw is enough for India in this game? Tweet your views to @ayush_sri
  • 71'
    And just as we say it, Francis hits the side netting after a long ball was played into his path by Dawson. This game needs a goal!
  • 70'
    India now becoming very sluggish in possession. Lenny robbed by Taklis Ahmed there and he charges forward but Gouramangi again intercepts the ball. India seems to be lacking in energy there.
  • 68'
    Bhuiya cuts in against from the right, makes a yard for himself against Arnab and puts in a venomous cross, which is just cleared by Gouramangi infront of a waiting Ameli. THAT WAS CLOSE FOR INDIA!
  • 67'
    Substitution Jeje Lalpekhlua Dawson Fernandes
  • 66'
    India pick up a couple of quick yellow cards, as Arnab and Nirmal are guilty of rash challenges. Koevermans throws in Dawson fernandes for Jeje, in a bid to freshen things up.
  • 65'
    Yellow Card Nirmal Chettri
  • 63'
    Yellow Card Arnab Mondal
  • 63'
    India fail to really carve up any opening now.A concerned Kaushal tweets "Though India were thought to be the title contender it seems they will fail to defend their title once again."Do you agree with his views? Tweet to @ayush_sri
  • 60'
    India fail to clear their lines and almost pay for it. Bangladesh get a couple of bites at the cherry, before it fell for Rana, whose shot from the edge of the box was blocked out for a corner.
  • 57'
    Chhetri lets a big chance go there! Fails to hit the target after Jewel's header fell kindly in his part during a very scrappy build-up
  • 54'
    Suddenly the game opening up here. Mehtab's corner first creates confusion in Bangladesh's box, but neither Lenny nor Gouramangi can put the ball home.<br> On the other end Bhuiyan crosses well for Ameli, but his header is weak and easily gathered by Subrata
  • 54'
    Suddenly the game opening up here. Mehtab's corner first creates confusion in Bangladesh's box, but neither Lenny nor Gouramangi can put the ball home.<br> On the other end Bhuiyan crosses well for Ameli, but his header is weak and easily gathered by Subrata
  • 51'
    Bangladesh now enjoying a bit more of possession, but not really threatening India's goal yet
  • 48'
    Mohd. Hossain Bhuiya shows some trickery down the right wing. However he takes ages to put a cross in, and is closed down.
  • 46'
    Substitution Mohammed Waly Faisal Raihan Hasan
  • 46'
    Meanwhile India kick us off in the second half. Bangladesh make a substitution, bringing in Raihan Hasan for Mohd. Faisal
  • Anil Katwal tweets "Very poor Football from India and Bangladesh. Looks like Nepal and Maldives will lift the Trophy this time."While Kiran Neopane says, "First half going to finish without scoring, hope any team will breakup the deadlock in 2nd half."Do you agree with them? Tweet your thoughts to @ayush_sri
  • And thats half-time. Neither side able to break the deadlock, though India had a couple of decent chances.
  • 45'
    Long throw by Mohanraj, Jewel gets to the end of it, but his shot is blocked. And Bangladesh clear
  • 44'
    Yellow Card Sunil Chhetri
  • 43'
    Sohel Rana and Sunil in a little heated altercation there. Chhetri is booked for apparently hitting out at Rana.
  • 40'
    India really enjoying some good possession, but have so far failed to bring Chhetri into play as much as they would like.Do you think India could have done more in this half? Tweet your views to @ayush_sri
  • 37'
    Good corner by Mehtab met by his club mate Arnab Mondal. However while the defender climbed impressively, he failed to direct his header on target
  • 33'
    Francis goes close!! Long throw by Mohanraj evades everyone and reaches the winger, who attempts a volley shot, but it goes over. Good chance
  • 28'
    A string of fouls and stoppages in play destroying the tempo of the game. No real attacks at the moment to talk of
  • 25'
    The game now getting embroiled in a midfield battle. Are you satisfied with India's performance so far? Have Bangladesh defended well in your view? Tweet your thoughts to @ayush_sri
  • 22'
    Nirmal Chettri makes up for his own misjudgement with a good solid tackle on Taklis Ahmed. He let the ball go over his head, allowing the winger to cut in towards goal. however the right back recovered to slide in and clear the ball for a corner.
  • 19'
    India dominating now. They win a freekick close to the right side of the box. Mehtab floats it in, but Lenny's header is weak and Bangladesh clears their line.
  • 16'
    Yellow Card Mohammed Waly Faisal
  • 16'
    India now settling into the game. Jewel Raja, Francisco, Jeje and Chhetri looking really lively.
  • 12'
    CLOSE OFFSIDE CALL! Francisco goes clear again and crosses for Chhetri, who misses the ball. However Jeje puts it in the back of the net, but the flag was up for offside on the other end for Francisco. A late call!
  • 9'
    Chhetri goes close!! Some fantastic wing-play by Francisco, and his cross is top class too, but Chhetri is unable to direct the ball goalwards, on the volley.
  • 6'
    Bangladesh now enjoying more of the possession, but ball is generally not going into the indian final third
  • 3'
    Mehtab with the first attempt, but his shot, afte rbeing set up Chhetri is wayward, and goes wide.
  • 1'
    And Bangladesh kick us off, playing in their 4231 formation
  • India XI - Subrata Paul, Nirmal Chhetri, Arna Mondal, Gouramangi Moirangthem, Mehtab Hossain, Lenny Rodrigues, Jewel Raja, N. Mohanraj, Francisco Fernandes, Sunil Chhetri, Jeje
  • Bangladesh lineup: Mamun Khan, Nasiruddin Chowdhury, Mohammed Linkon, Waly Faisal, Jahid Hasan Ameli, Sohel Rana, Taklis Ahmed, Omar Faruk Babu, Mobaraka Hossain Bhuiya, Jamal Bhuiyan, Aiqur Rahaman Meshu
  • Hello and welcome to Goal's coverage of the game between Bangladesh and India at the Halchowk Stadium
  • Hello and welcome to Goal's coverage of the game between Bangladesh and India at the Halchowk Stadium