Asian Games Football: India vs Bangladesh Live Updates
1:00 PM: Hello everyone and welcome to Khel Now’s LIVE COVERAGE of the India vs Bangladesh match in the Hangzhou Asian Games. The kick-off is just 30 minutes away! I am your host Aishwarya Chakraborty and will keep you company through what promises a fascinating afternoon of football. Please wait for 30 Seconds for the Live blog to load.
Asian Games Football: India vs Bangladesh – Build-up
The Indian football men’s team began their 2023 Asian Games campaign with a disappointing defeat against hosts China. The home side scored first before Rahul KP equalised for the Blue Tigers only for China to score four more goals in the second half.
Now India’s focus shifts to the do-or-die clash against their neighbours Bangladesh. The Blue Tigers will be keen to put the match against China behind their back and perform well against Bangladesh.
The Blue Tigers come into the game on the back of a highly demoralising defeat to hosts China. India were thrashed 5-1 by the home side and looked helpless. The players did not look match-fit at all, thanks to their hectic travel schedule.
But, now it’s time to focus on the game against Bangladesh. India will have to go all out and fire all cylinders because the stakes are very high. Igor Stimac’s side just cannot afford to make a single mistake because the consequence of it can be very hefty.
The Bengal Tigers are in a much similar position like India after failing to secure a point in their opening day clash against Myanmar. Bangladesh were handed a narrow 1-0 defeat in the first game and will want to come back strong against India.
The stakes are very high for them as well and they will surely come out all guns blazing. They know what they have to do and they will do everything in their power to get the better of India.