India stun Qatar in football

Updated: 18 July 2011 09:20 IST

India stunned Qatar 2-1 in an international football friendly in one of the most memorable victories by the country over a top Asian side here on Sunday.

India stun Qatar in football
©

Doha:

India stunned Qatar 2-1 in an international football friendly in one of the most memorable victories by the country over a top Asian side here on Sunday.

Sunil Chhetri put India ahead in the 16th minute when he converted a penalty kick before Sushil Kumar Singh struck in the 73rd minute at the Al Sadd Stadium.

Qatar pulled one back in the 74th minute through Ibrahim Khalfan.

India had not beaten a top Asian side for a long time and it would boost new coach Armando Colaco's side ahead of their double-leg World Cup qualifiers against United Arab Emirates at Al Ain near Dubai on July 23 and in New Delhi on July 28.

Qatar are ranked 94th in the world and ninth in Asia while India are now at 147th at FIFA rankings.

Topics : Football India Bayern Munchen Sushil Kumar Solanki
Related Articles
Premier League: Ten-Man Arsenal Beat Burnley 2-1, Southampton Blank Leicester 3-0
Premier League: Ten-Man Arsenal Beat Burnley 2-1, Southampton Blank Leicester 3-0
Sergio Ramos Saves Real Madrid as Fans Target Cristiano Ronaldo
Sergio Ramos Saves Real Madrid as Fans Target Cristiano Ronaldo
Wayne Rooney Breaks Manchester United Record, Manchester City Denied
Wayne Rooney Breaks Manchester United Record, Manchester City Denied
Show Comments
Advertisement