Last night, Indian Football Team took one big stride towards their dreams of playing the 2022 FIFA World Cup, as they ended their joint-qualifier match against Qatar in a goalless draw.
FULL-TIME! IT'S OVER! INDIA HAVE HELD THE @afcasiancup CHAMPIONS! 🙌🙌@QFA threw the proverbial kitchen-sink at the #BlueTigers 🐯, but it was @stimac_igor and boys have held on to the draw! 👏👏— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) September 10, 2019
🇶🇦 0-0 🇮🇳#QATIND ⚔ #WCQ 🌏🏆 #BackTheBlue 💙 #BlueTigers 🐯 #IndianFootball ⚽ pic.twitter.com/03lnm57Zo4
In absence of stalwart Sunil Chhetri, the team restricted the AFC Asian Cup champions from scoring. What might seem a mere draw in plain sight will provide the Blue Tigers not only with their first points of the tournament but also a morale victory, since they become the first Asian team to remain undefeated against Qatar this year.
After a last-moment defeat to Oman in the previous fixture, this draw gave Indian football fans their moment of joy and Twitter was filled with wishes for the team.
Dear India, THAT is my team and THOSE are my boys! Cannot describe how proud I am at this moment. Not a big result for the table, but in terms of a fight, as big as it can get. Huge credit to the coaching staff and the dressing room. #QATIND— Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) September 10, 2019
A PHENOMENAL performance from our #MenInBlue tonight as they hold the Asian Champions level in Doha!— Kerala Blasters FC (@KeralaBlasters) September 10, 2019
A truly unforgettable night for all of us 💙
The dream continues 💪#QATIND #WCQ2022 #BackTheBlue pic.twitter.com/YEPLK6yRVd
A hard-fought point earned in Doha by the #BlueTigers 🐯 against the reigning Asian Champions Qatar! 🙌— Mumbai City FC (@MumbaiCityFC) September 10, 2019
A night to remember in @IndianFootball history! 👏💙#QATIND #WCQ #BackTheBlue #ApunKaTeam 🔵 pic.twitter.com/icAEUdguUm
Kudos to 🏹 @GurpreetGK's standout performance, Blue Tigers 🐯 notch a goalless draw against @afcasiancup champions @QFA. Congratulations, boys 🙌🏻 👏🏻#BackTheBlue 💙 #IndianFootball ⚽ ##QATIND pic.twitter.com/XLQD9I6gdI— Hero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) September 10, 2019
U.P. Yoddha wishes the Blue Tigers a fruitful World Cup qualifier.
Image Courtesy: Indian Football Team Twitter account