India leave for World Cup qualifiers

New Delhi: Adil Khan who saved India the blushes against Bangladesh said on Monday that Afghanistan can pose the Blue Tigers a “heavy challenge” in their upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifier.
Khan, whose last-gasp equaliser salvaged a draw for India against Bangladesh in their last qualifier, said that he’ll be happy “scoring a few more goals” for the Blue Tigers in the future. The team is leaving for its upcoming World Cup qualifying assignments against Afghanistan and Oman. “Afghanistan beat Bangladesh in their only home game so far and they are a respectable side. They can impose a heavy challenge on us,” Khan said. Recalling his strike, he said, “It was the moment of truth for us, and thankfully, I could contribute. It could have been anyone actually. Now, I don’t want to look back and reminisce about the goal. I would rather like to score a few more for India.”
India are scheduled to clash swords with Afghanistan in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on November 14, before flying to Muscat where Oman will host the Blue Tigers five days later.
On being asked how challenging would the tie against Afghanistan be, he said: “Very tough actually. Afghanistan have always been a juggernaut for us. We have to very cautious and stay on our toes throughout to garner a positive result against them. (PTI)

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