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Stimac is unsure about the strategy he will employ on Wednesday against a strong side like Bahrain if the seven players are not available for the match.
Seven-time winners India are yet to log full points from a game in this edition of the tournament, having drawn both their matches against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Goals from Devendra Murgaokar, Muhammed Nemil and Brandon Fernandes in the first half along with Leander D'Cunha and Romario Jesuraj adding to the tally in the second half.
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Chhetri inspires India to 2-0 win, but issues persist in finishing and linkup play
Sunil Chhetri's brilliance once again came to India's rescue but their ineffectiveness to create clear-cut chances from open play and poor finishing may cost them some other day.
FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Sunil Chhetri brace keeps India's Asian Cup hopes alive with crucial win over Bangladesh
Chhetri first found the back of the net in the 79th minute to keep his team on course for entry into the third qualifying round of the 2023 Asian Cup.
FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2022: Indian mid-fielders hoping Qatar's cooling technology will provide respite from heat during matches
Though out of reckoning for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, India are still in with a chance to make the 2023 AFC Asian Cup in China.
FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Sunil Chhetri returns to squad as India football team departs for Doha
The team will have a preparatory camp inside a bio-bubble in Doha before its first match on 3 June against hosts Qatar.
For FC Goa, this was the second such result in as many matches. The Goan side had also played out a goal-less draw against Qatar's Al Rayyan in their first Group E match on Wednesday.
Brandon, 26, has been with FC Goa since being selected by the Gaurs in the 2017 ISL draft, a media release issued said.
Igor Stimac names ten new players in 35-man probables list for Oman and UAE freindlies; preparatory camp from 15 March
The final list of 28 players will be announced after the Indian Super League final on 13 March. The players will then assemble for a preparatory camp in Dubai from 15 March.
Both sides have accumulated 21 points after 14 games with fifth-placed NEUFC just below their opponents.
Ortiz scored a goal each in either half (19th, 52nd) while Ivan Gonzalez added a late third (89th) after Alexandre Lima received marching orders following a second booking.
ISL 2020-21: Use of foreign players in key positions hurting India’s chances of producing spine of national team
While it would remain advisable for the Indian team to be pragmatic and not get caught up in every tactical trend used abroad, identifying and developing players in key positions with an eye towards the future must be prioritised considering the current dilemma.
Despite a stop-start campaign so far in ISL 2020-21 due to injury issues, Brandon Fernandes has excelled in his new attacking midfielder role at FC Goa.
Angulo (45+1st minute) netted the winner to help Juan Ferrando's side register another victory.
FC Goa head coach Juan Ferrando, who has advocated an attacking brand of football, would be hoping that the team gets a full three points for the first time, which would serve as a morale-booster for the remaining season.
ISL 2020-21: New-look FC Goa eye fresh start under Juan Ferrando as they take on formidable Bengaluru FC
FC Goa have never won the coveted ISL trophy and would be hoping that this time around they go one step forward than the 2018 and 2015 seasons, when they emerged as runners-up.
ISL 2020-21, FC Goa preview: Gaurs seek to begin anew under Juan Ferrando after mass exodus of key players
Ahead of the ISL's commencement, we take a look at FC Goa’s strengths, weaknesses and analyse their transfer activity.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Seiminlen Doungel scores injury-time equaliser against Afghanistan to save India's blushes
When the visitors seemed headed for their second defeat, substitute Seiminlen Doungel (90+3) provided India with a lifeline, outjumping his markers to head one into the far post