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The Indian U-18 national football team was held to a goalless draw by Bangladesh in their opening match of the SAFF U-18 Championship
After the match, hundreds of Indian fans launched celebrations but some of the sparkle of India's achievement was lost following chaotic scenes as visiting fans struggled to enter the stadium.
The Indian football team played out a creditable 0-0 draw with Asian champions Qatar in an away encounter of the World Cup qualifiers.
India will next take on Bangladesh on October 15 in the Group E clash of the World Cup 2022 qualifiers.
India surrendered a one-goal advantage to lose 1-2 to Oman in their opening fixture of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in Guwahati on Thursday.
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu says his team has a good chance of upstaging Oman in Thursday's World Cup qualifying opener in Guwahati.
Indian football coach Igor Stimac said his team is capable of upsetting Oman in their World Cup qualifying opener but conceded that the visitors will start outright favourites.
Sunil Chhetri feels the country has made progress in the past 10 years but still remains far behind other Asian powers in fields such as grassroot development.
AIFF said in a statement that they are working towards it and that is why a two-three-year window has been asked for.
India failed to register even a single win in the recently-concluded Intercontinental cup.
Officials from the Asian Football Confederations (AFC) will inspect the venues, including the one in Guwahati, before arriving at a decision.
The 40 Asian countries were divided into eight groups of five teams each in the draw held at the Asian Football Confederation headquarters.
Having lost both their previous matches to Tajikistan and North Korea, India were already out of contention for a spot in the final while Syria needed a win to get there.
Igor Stimac's first test at home has not turned out to be a happy one as defending champions India slumped to two consecutive defeats.
Intercontinental Cup: India fought back valiantly in the second half but it wasn't enough as North Korea ran out 5-2 winners.
India will be desperate for a better show when they take on North Korea in a do-or-die match of Intercontinental Cup football tournament on Saturday.
Sunil Chhetri, who has been in peak form in the last couple of years, has earlier won the honour in 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2017.
India squandered a 2-0 lead to lose 2-4 against Tajikistan in the opening match of Intercontinental Cup football tournament.