"Tumhe rukna nahi hai (you cannot stop)", these words from legendary Millkha Singh still inspires Indian football goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu who says the advice from the 'Flying Sikh' helped him fight challenges during his European stint.
Indian football team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu was all praise for Sunil Chettri after the skipper delivered yet another memorable performance against Bangladesh in the ongoing FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and AFC Asian Cup China Qualifiers on Monday.
Just 33 minutes into their joint 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup Qualifier, Asian champions Qatar were a goal and a man up in their own den, but India fought valiantly till the end to avoid losing by a bigger margin on Thursday night.
Becker, the Liverpool FC goalkeeper, came off his line to head home the match-winner against West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League, and as a result, this 2-1 victory has kept Liverpool's chances of making it to the UEFA Champions League alive.
The 33-year-old Paul last played for India in 2017 and since then Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has been a regular under the Indian bar. Paul, though, is still going strong in the Indian Super League for Jamshedpur FC and now for Hyderabad FC.
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Nishu Kumar provided Bengaluru a stunning opening goal. Dimas Delgado’s corner delivery from the right towards the edge of the box was met with a ferocious volley that sent the ball into the back of the net.
Goalkeeper Subrata Paul was the star of the show for the home team, making several stunning saves, while his opposite number Gurpreet Singh Sandhu also had a big part to play, pulling off some wonderful saves of his own.
India held Qatar to a goalless draw in Doha last month to underline their marked improvement under new head coach Igor Stimac who since taking charge has stressed on introducing a host of new faces in the team.
“I feel Gurpreet should seriously contemplate pursuing his career in J-League or any top Asian country, or maybe another European country to prosper. That would make him richer as a player,” Nandy opined
Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu was the star of the visiting side as he single-handedly stopped the Qataris from scoring any goal, and Jhingan described him as one of the best in the business in Asia.
Igor Stimac’s side survived waves of attacks from Qatar to hold the reigning Asian champions to a goal-less draw to steal an unexpected point from their away match of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Doha.
Highlights: India wasted their early lead to go down 1-2 against Oman in their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Guwahati. The hosts started the game brilliantly and Sunil Chhetri handed them the lead in the first half. However, Rabia Alawi Al Mandhar scored twice in the second half to clinch the game for Oman. Follow India vs Oman, 2022 World Cup Qualifiers Live Score here -