WATCH: India vs AFG match saw controversy after final whistle, Sandhu punches
The Indian football team had a stellar performance at the VYBK Stadium in Kolkata in the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers on Saturday (June 11). Sunil Chhetri-led India beat Afghanistan 2-1 to move one step closer to seal their place in the AFC Asian Cup 2023. However, the high-intensity competition turned into controversy after a group of players from both countries blew the final whistle. exchange of punches.
India captain Sunil Chhetri scored the first goal of the night with a curling free-kick to the Afghanistan goalkeeper. The opposition team responded quickly two minutes later to level the score late in the game on the 89th minute. Sunil Chhetri and Manveer Singh were replaced by Udant Singh and Sahal Abdul in the 89th minute after Chhetri’s goal and Afghanistan’s return.
India’s Sahal Abdul Samad scored a brilliant score in injury time to give India a 2-1 victory.
Watch the video of the assault here…
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After the final whistle, the Afghanistan players were clearly not happy with India losing the game by such a fine margin and a late goal. As a result, he went to the Indian team to ask some questions which turned into a heated argument. In the video, two players from India and three players from Afghanistan are seen pushing and pushing each other.
During the fight, India’s goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu was seen trying to pacify the players but in the process an Afghan player slapped him and things got even heated. The reason for the dispute and fight is not yet known.
India have now won consecutive matches against Camodia and Afghanistan by finishing second in their AFC Asian Cup Qualifier group and will next take on Hong Kong on June 14, who are currently leading the first-placed group.