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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Uninspiring India salvage pride against Afghanistan through Seiminlen Doungel's late equaliser
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Uninspiring India salvage pride against Afghanistan through Seiminlen Doungel's late equaliser

Similar to their home match against Bangladesh, a late equaliser, this time by Seiminlen Doungel from a corner, salvaged a point for Igor Stimac's India against Afghanistan.

FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: China head coach Marcello Lippi quits after defeat to Syria in crucial clash
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FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: China head coach Marcello Lippi quits after defeat to Syria in crucial clash

A clearly infuriated Lippi, the 71-year-old Italian World Cup winner, made a brief but angry appearance in front of the media after the 2-1 defeat on Thursday in Dubai.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: India grapple with goal drought, artificial turf in all-important Afghanistan clash
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: India grapple with goal drought, artificial turf in all-important Afghanistan clash

Coming into the World Cup and Asian Cup Qualifier, India are not only a win short of the Afghans but also are one place and one point behind in fourth.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Igor Stimac says astro-turf, sub-zero temperatures will make India's task tougher against Afghanistan
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Igor Stimac says astro-turf, sub-zero temperatures will make India's task tougher against Afghanistan

The away fixture against Afghanistan on 14 November is crucial for India to remain in the hunt in the World Cup qualifying. The Afghans are placed third in the group with one win and two losses, a notch above India who have two draws and a defeat so far.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: India coach Igor Stimac hopes players recover in time to be fit for Afghanistan clash
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: India coach Igor Stimac hopes players recover in time to be fit for Afghanistan clash

Stimac stated that recovering as quick as possible is of paramount importance ahead of the all-crucial games next week.

FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: India train in New Delhi on artificial turf to prepare for Afghanistan match
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FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: India train in New Delhi on artificial turf to prepare for Afghanistan match

India underwent a passing session followed by a short stretching session under strength and conditioning coach Luka Radman at the artificial turf of the HTC Sports Academy in New Delhi.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Iraq proposes Jordan as host after governing body's request to change venue amid protests
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Iraq proposes Jordan as host after governing body's request to change venue amid protests

Iraq had been due to play the two games in Basra — against Iran on 14 November and Bahrain on 19 November — but the southern port city has been caught up in the anti-government demonstrations that have swept Baghdad and the south.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Dheeraj Singh gets maiden India call-up, included in squad for Afghanistan and Oman matches
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Dheeraj Singh gets maiden India call-up, included in squad for Afghanistan and Oman matches

Dheeraj, whose performance under the woodwork during the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India earned him accolades, is the third player after skipper Amarjit Singh and defender Anwar Ali from that squad, to get a call in the senior team camp.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: World Body instructs Iraq to nominate neutral venue for home matches due to protests in Baghdad
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: World Body instructs Iraq to nominate neutral venue for home matches due to protests in Baghdad

Following the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, the country was plunged into years of violence and no international games were hosted there

FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: South Korea's Son Heung-min says North Korea players were 'very aggressive' during historic tie
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FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: South Korea's Son Heung-min says North Korea players were 'very aggressive' during historic tie

South Korea's Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min said the historic World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang was a very aggressive match that made him fear injuries, with North Korean players even swearing at him and his teammates.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Gianni Infantino says he is disappointed by empty stands in Pyongyang for North Korea-South Korea clash
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Gianni Infantino says he is disappointed by empty stands in Pyongyang for North Korea-South Korea clash

The rare match in the North Korean capital ended 0-0 on Tuesday, with Infantino one of the few people allowed to see the surreal game play out at Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Stadium.

FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Sunil Chhetri says India's performance was no match to atmosphere at Salt Lake Stadium
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FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Sunil Chhetri says India's performance was no match to atmosphere at Salt Lake Stadium

India captain Sunil Chhetri on Wednesday said the team's underwhelming draw in the FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Bangladesh was no match to the electrifying atmosphere at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.

FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Sluggish India escape with a point in disappointing draw against Bangladesh
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FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Sluggish India escape with a point in disappointing draw against Bangladesh

Instead of building upon their morale-boosting performances against Oman and Qatar, India faltered against a side ranked 85 spots below them thereby seriously jeopardising their World Cup qualifying hopes.

FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: India head coach Igor Stimac rues 'scoring incapability' after Bangladesh hold hosts to draw
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FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: India head coach Igor Stimac rues 'scoring incapability' after Bangladesh hold hosts to draw

"We deserved to win this game. We pushed until the end and created enough chances to win the game. But our scoring was not good enough," Stimac said.

FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Last-gasp Adil Khan equaliser saves India's blushes in draw against Bangladesh
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FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Last-gasp Adil Khan equaliser saves India's blushes in draw against Bangladesh

Adil Khan, however, ensured that India at least secure a point from the home match as he rose highest to nod home a Brandon Fernandes corner kick in the 88th minute

India vs Bangladesh, Highlights, FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifier: Blue Tigers come away with one point after disappointing draw
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India vs Bangladesh, Highlights, FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifier: Blue Tigers come away with one point after disappointing draw

Follow all the LIVE updates as India take on Bangladesh in their third match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifying campaign in Kolkata, West Bengal.

FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: North Korea, South Korea play out goalless draw in Pyongyang's first competitive men's football match
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FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: North Korea, South Korea play out goalless draw in Pyongyang's first competitive men's football match

The match comes in the wake of a series of North Korea's missile tests that raised tensions in the region, and after the breakdown of talks with the United States over Pyongyang's weapons programmes

FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: India seeking victory over Bangladesh which allows them to 'keep dreaming'
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FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: India seeking victory over Bangladesh which allows them to 'keep dreaming'

India need to build upon their spirited showing against Oman and Qatar and a dominant win on Tuesday will go a long way in keeping their World Cup dreams alive.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Indian football legend PK Banerjee waits for invitation from AIFF to watch India-Bangladesh clash
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Indian football legend PK Banerjee waits for invitation from AIFF to watch India-Bangladesh clash

Excitement for India's group E clash is at an all time high especially after they secured a historic draw against Asian champions Qatar in their away fixture last month.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: India head coach Igor Stimac advises not to underestimate Bangladesh ahead of crucial clash
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: India head coach Igor Stimac advises not to underestimate Bangladesh ahead of crucial clash

India are yet to register their first win in the qualifiers as they witnessed a 1-2 defeat and a 0-0 draw in their first two matches against Oman and Qatar respectively. It was a massive achievement for the Blue Tigers to hold Asian Cup champions Qatar to a goalless draw.