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India Vs Bangladesh Friendly 2014

Indian Senior National Team will play a FIFA friendly match against Bangladesh on March 5, 2014 at Goa Fatorda Stadim. India and Bangladesh have played 30 matches so far where India won 17 and Bangladesh won 5 matches. 8 matches ended Drew. The last encounter between the two in the 2013 SAFF Championship in Kathmandu ended in a 1-1 draw. Out of 30 Matches India scored 41 Goals while Bangladesh scored 20.


GOALKEEPERS : Karanjit Singh (SAL), Amrinder Singh (PFC), Subrata Paul (FC Vestsjaelland).

DEFENDERS : Denzil Franco (CB), Arnab Mondal (EB), Aibhorlang Khongjee (MB), Sandesh Jhingan (MFC), Gurjinder Kumar (PFC), Narayan Das (DEM).

MIDFIELDERS : Mehtab Hossain(EB), Lalrindika Ralte (EB), Lenny Rodrigues (CB), Rocus Lamare (SAL), Alwyn George(DEM), Clifford Miranda (DEM), Francis Fernandes (SAL), Victorino Fernandes (SCG).

FORWARDS : Sunil Chhetri(BFC), Robin Singh (BFC), Balwant Singh (CB).


Goalkeepers : Shahidul Alam Shel, Mazharul Islam, Biplob Bhattacharjee

Defenders : Rayhan Hasan, Mohammad Linkon, Topu Barman, Nasiruddin Chowdhury, Yeasin Khan, Atiqur Rahman Meshu, Yeamin Ahmed Munna, Didarul Haque

Midfieldrs : Mamunul Islam (C), Sohel Rana, Hemanta Vincent Biswas, Rubel Mia Towhidul Alam, Jamal Bhuiyan.

Strikers : Zahid Hasan Emily, Toklis Ahmed, Mithun Chowdhury, Aminur Rahman Sajib

striker Rubel Mia, midfielder Hemanta Vincent Biswas, midfielder Jewel Rana and defender Tutul Hossain Badha are from the national U-19 team

05.03.2014: INDIA   2-2   BANGLADESH (GOA - FT..) :: PAGE REFRESH || Get Google+
IND: Subrata, Denzil, Arnab, Aibor, Narayan, Francis, Clifford, Mehtab, Lenny, Sunil, Robin,
BAN : Sahidul, Rayan, Nasir, Yasin, Atiqur, Jamal, Mithun, Mamunul, Jahid, Hemanta, Sohel... REF : Rahul D'SA.

FT : The match ended 2-2.
90+5': Well free kick of Bangladesh and finally went out.
90+4 : Karanjit Singh in and Victorino out. Karanjit to face Free kick.
90+4': RED CARD to SUBRATA PAL- Keeper of India for Double caution for stopping Bangladesh footballer out side of the box.
90+3': The score line is India 2-2 Bangladesh.
90+2': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL India Equalized through Sunil. His brillint bullet left footer from left of the Bangladesh box beat Keeper. 3rd goal of Sunil against Bangladesh and 44th goal in career for India..
90': 5 minutes added time.
90': India got corner but no impact.
86': scoreline is India 1-2 Bangladesh.
82': Chance missed by India, Alwin's cross and Chhetri's header just went over bar.
80': Still Bengladesh is leading 2-1.
78': India Change- Francis out and Alwin George in.
66': Now the scoreline is India 1-2 Bangladesh.
64': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Bangladesh scored. Miss clearance of Arnab scored own goal from a right sided cross of Bangladesh.
61': India - Robin Singh out and Balwant Singh in.
56': Now the scoreline is India 1-1 Bangladesh.
53': Yellow card to Sohel Rana of Bangladesh.
52': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Bangladesh Equalized the scoreline through Mithun chowdhury..
50': Now the scoreline is India 1-0 Bangladesh.
47': Attack of India, Narisudding cleared Sunil's attack from Robin pass.
46': 2nd half starts, Rocus Lamare came in place of Mehtab and Victorino in place of Miranda..
HT : It's half time . India is leading 1-0 by Sunil's score.
45+2': Yellow card to India Keeper Subrata for wasting time.
45': 3 minute added time.
43': Corner to Bangladesh in left of Subrata, Subrata cleared Mamunun's shot and Ariqur's shot went wide.
35': India is leading 1-0.
30': Still scoreline is India 1-0 Bangladesh.
29': Clifford's effort from a left sided cross of Francis but ball went out.
23': Foul of India, free kick to Bangladesh.
21': Yellow card to Aibor who fouled Mithun of Bangladesh.
20': In last encounter between the two team ended 1-1 in SAFF where Sunil scored from a brilliant free kick in added time.
19' 2nd corner to India, Clifford's kick and Robin's header went wide.
15': Now score - Bangladesh 0-1 India
14': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Sunil Chhetri scored from a pass of Robin Singh. Robin passed to Sunil in left and Sunil beat Bangladesh defender by speed and lobbed the ball over upcoming Bangladesh keeper. 44th goal of Sunil for India Jersey.
12': As it is FIFA friendly both teams can replace 6 substitute.
11': Arnab to Sunil and his shot missed the target.
10': Still no score. 0-0.
9': Sunil's grounder shot went for corner after touching Bangladesh keeper's hand..
7': Slow pace in the match, attack of Bangladesh, long pass went wide of Atiqur.
5': No score - Bangladesh 0-0 India.
5': Another attack of India, Francis passed to Robin but he was in offside.
4': Attack of India, Arnab to Francis in right and his cross went to Bangladesh keeper.
2': Bangladesh got corner in right of Subrata pal, Arnab well cleared the shot.
1': Attack of Bangladesh an Lenny well blocked.
1': Match starts at Goa.


SAFF Championship 2013, Group A
05.09.2013: Bangladesh   1-2   Pakistan
03.09.2013: Bangladesh   1-1   India
31.08.2013: Nepal   2-0   Bangladesh

AFC Challenge Cup 2014, Qualifying tournament, Group D
06.03.2013 Bangladesh   4-0   Northern Mariana Islands


Friendly internationals 2013
19.11.2013 : India   2-0  Nepal

15.11.2013 : India   1-1  Philippines

SAFF Championship 2013, Final
11.09.2013 : Afghanistan   2-0   India

SAFF Championship 2013, Semifinal
09.09.2013 : Maldives   0-1   India


Palestine Test for Team India Tomorrow at siliguri from 5.30 PM

AIFF PRESS RELEASE 05.10.2014: : Immersion processions on Bijoya Doshomi day stay an unmistakable part of the Bengal culture. The Team Bus on way to the Kanchenjunga Stadium, due to traffic diversions, stops at regular intervals. The boys peep and with folded hands offer their respect to Goddess Durga for one last time, even as chants of "Asche Bochor Aabar hobey (Next Year, Goddess will come again)," pierce the tinted glasses of Team India's AC Bus.

It's almost after a year that Team India has assembled in Siliguri. It was in last November (2013) that Team India had played back to back International Friendlies against Philippines and Nepal at the buzzing town. National Team Captain Sunil Chhetri utters at the Official Pre-Match Media Interaction: "The moment I heard that we were to play in Siliguri, I remembered the huge turnout which had stretched their vocal chords for us the last time we played here. We look forward to seeing all of them at the Stadium cheering for us."

"It's disappointing that we had to cancel one match," stated National Coach Wim Koevermans."We always look forward to playing strong opposition as that's the manner you improve. But now we are left with just one game and thatís harsh on everyone," he added in reference to Palestine Football Federation cancelling the second International Friendly on October 9 despite signing the Contract to play it.

Koevermans' rival counterpart Saeb Jundia informed that they have been "told by the Palestine Football Federation that they can play only one match." "We are here to play Football. We have qualified for the Asian Cup and that's a huge achievement for us. This is a preparatory match for us and we will try to utilise as many Players as possible," he says in one breath.

The current AFC Challenge Cup Champions are ranked 102 in comparison to India at 158. Recollecting India's last match against Palestine in Kochi in February 2013, Koevermans maintains "Palestine are a very tough Team." "The last time we played against each other, they had won 4-2. There are a lot of quality Players in their side. But we had our chances too. We have had a look at their videos," he said.

"This is an entirely new match. Results of matches played in the past are never a guarantee that it may stay the same again." India had then squandered a 2-1 lead at the half-time to eventually go down 2-4 at the final whistle. "I thoroughly enjoyed the Camp in Goa where all the boys assembled for the match against Palestine. The sessions were intensive and we need to adjust fast to the turf in Siliguri," Koevermans opined.

Siliguri will always hold a special corner in Chhetri's heart as it was on this ground that he emerged as India's highest-ever goal scorer in International Football overtaking Bhaichung Bhutia. "All a Footballer needs to do is to give his best," he looks into your eye. "When you go onto the field, you need to give your 200 percent in every match. We have been shown clippings of Palestine's matches and need to stick to the instructions of the Coach. The last match we played against them was a very close one," he said.

Midfield General Mehtab Hossain, nicknamed 'Double Cylinder' for his tireless play has always been a traffic stopper in Siliguri. Post practice, almost everyone runs towards him to click selfies. Later at the Team Hotel, Mehtab ignores self and stands all about the Team. "We have played some good Football in the recent past and intend to entertain all. I look forward to a full House. Siliguri's passion for Football knows no bounds. The people here know to rise to the occasion," he maintains.

"It's not a grudge match for us. You need to remember that they are the current AFC Challenge cup Champions. There's so much to learn when you play against such strong opposition." The kick-off on October 6 (Monday) at the Kanchenjunga Stadium in Siliguri is at 5.30pm.


AIFF forced to cancel International Friendly on October 9

04.10.2014: AIFF PRESS RELEASE : All India Football Federation has been forced to cancel Indian National Teamís International Friendly which was scheduled against Palestine on October 9, 2014 at the Kanchenjunga Stadium, Siliguri, West Bengal. However, the first International Friendly on October 6 will be played as scheduled.

AIFF have been intimated by the Palestine Football Federation that as they have already committed their availability to the Pakistan Football Federation to play another International Friendly against Pakistan in the same FIFA Window, they are not in a position to play the second International Friendly against India on October 9.

As per the FIFA International Friendly regulations, a Country cannot play more than two International Friendlies in a FIFA Window. The FIFA dates in October run from October 6-14, 2014.

It was in August 2014 that Palestine Football Federation had signed an agreement with AIFF confirming their availability to play back to back International Friendlies against India in October 2014; the result of which the AIFF had to turn down Malaysia Football Federationís request to play an International Friendly on October 9, 2014.

The match on October 6 kicks-off at 5.30pm.

India Vs Palestine Friendly 2014
06.10.2014: INDIA ( 2-3 ) PALESTINE - FT: - SILIGURI
PAL : Ashraf Al fawaghra 9', Wridat Ahmed 52', Khader Abu hammad 72'
IND : Sunil Chhetri 31', Francis Fernandez 35'
INDIA : Denzil Franco, Arnab Mondal, Raju Gaikwad, Aiborlang Khongjee; Mehtab Hossain, Lenny Rodrigues (Arata Izumi), Francis Fernandes, Sunil Chhetri, Clifford Miranda (Seiminlen Doungel), Robin Singh

India squandered a first-half lead to eventually go down to AFC Challenge Cup Champions Palestine 2-3 in an International Friendly at the Kanchenjunga Stadium in Siliguri on Monday (October 6) evening. India led 2-1 at the interval.

On 06.02.2013 India also lost to Palestine 2-4 where Miranda and Rahim Nabi scored for India while Ashaf Numan scored hattrick and Abu Salah scored for Palestine.

Down by an early 8th minute goal, India displayed character to overturn the table by the interval, courtesy goals from Captain Sunil Chhetri and Francis Fernandes. But Wridat Ahmed and Khader Abuhammad scored one apiece for Palestine in the 2nd half to settle the issue for the visitors.

Palestine seized the initiative early. Apart from an early flourish in the 3rd minute where the Palestine Goalkeeper Ramzi Saleh, also the Captain, managed to palm away a dangerously curling free-kick before Arnab Mondal could out jump him, Palestine managed pushed India back into their own half for the first ten minutes.

FT : Match end, India lost 2-3 to Palestine.
90': 4 minute added time.. Last chance to Equalize by India.
80': PLAYER CHANGE - INDIA : Miranda out Lenn in.
75': PLAYER CHANGE - INDIA Arata in and Lenny out.
72': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 3-2 to Palestine. Khader Abu Hammad scored.
52': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 2-2 to Palestine. Jersey No 6 Wridat Ahmed scored the goal.
50': What save of Subrata Pal a brilliant free kick of Palestine player.
45': 1 minute added time. India is leading 2-1.
35': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 2-1 to India now scored through Francis Fernandez.
31': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 1-1. India Equalized through Sunil.
9': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Palestine scor goal through Ashraf Al fawaghra.
0': India to face Palestine in Siliguri today.

The efforts bore fruit when the skillful Ashraf Alfawaghra reacted faster to tap in from a melee in the 8th minute.

India tried to steady the ship thereafter. Play was switched from one flank to the other as India tried to slow down the proceedings. Clifford Mirandaís run down the left in the 24th minute split open the Palestine defence. Clifford sped past Raed Abusalah, entered the box but Abdullatif Albahdari intercepted it earlier than the Robin-Sunil duo.

Nevertheless, India equalised some eight minutes later through 'Captain Marvel' Sunil Chhetri. Central Defender's Albahdari's clearance bounced off Chhetri to enter the net.

If that was a bit lucky, Francis Fernandes strike in the 36th minutes was a combination of opportunism and class. One of Robin's shot bounced off Saleh and Francis, following it up, sidestepped past Saleh and slotted home as India went into the interval enjoying a 2-1 lead.

Immediately after resumption, Subrata Paul tipped over a dangerously dipping freekick from Ashraf. But Ashraf eventually managed to do what he intended. The very next minute, he took is past Raju Gaikwad, evaded Arnab and laid it for Wridat to slap it past a diving Subrata.

If that wasn't enough, Ashraf feinted past Arnab and Raju and even as he pulled the trigger, Arnab managed to recover in time. India retaliated in style as Clifford went past all and even as his floater was about to be headed in by an onrushing Francis, Albahdari managed to shield him in time.

India had regrouped by then and the trio of Lenny Rodrigues, Chhetri and Robin keeping the rivals guessing. But Palestine surged into the lead again in the 72nd minute Ė this time Khader Abuhhamd's harmless shot deflected off Arnab Mondal and changed direction much to the frustration of Paul.

Koevermans made his first substitution in the 75th minute - Arata Izumi replacing Lenny and then Seiminlen Doungel coming in for Clifford Miranda in the 80th minute. But Palestine managed to hold fort despite some desperate attempts from India in the last ten minutes.


05.10.2014: : 158th INDIA to FACE ASIA CUP 2015 Playing team Palestine in Friendly at Siliguri tomorrow
INDIA last 12 matches
05.03.2014 : Friendly  - India	    	2-2	Bangladesh	
19.11.2013 : Friendly  - India	    	2-0	Nepal	
15.11.2013 : Friendly  - India	    	1-1	Philippines	
11.09.2013 : SAFF      - Afghanistan 	2-0	India	
09.09.2013 : SAFF      - Maldives    	0-1	India	
05.09.2013 : SAFF      - Nepal	    	2-1	India
03.09.2013 : SAFF      - Bangladesh	1-1	India	
01.09.2013 : SAFF      - India		1-0	Pakistan	
14.08.2013 : Friendly  - Tajikistan	3-0	India	
06.03.2013 : A.C CupQ  - Myanmar	1-0	India	
04.03.2013 : A.C CupQ  - Guam		0-4	India	
02.03.2013 : A.C CupQ  - India		2-1	Taiwan

05.10.2014: : Palestine beat Philippines 2-0 in the Challenge Cup Final on Friday, May 30th and got the place at the 2015 AFC Asian cup Tournament.Abu Saleh and Hilal Musa scored the goal for Palestine. Before reaching in the final of AFC Challenge Cup Palestine won 3-2 and 2-0 against Maldives and Turkmenistan, Lost to Laos 0-2 but drew against Afganistan and Malaysia.

 Palestine last 6 matches 

06.09.2014 : Friendly - Taiwan	    	3-7 	Palestine	
03.09.2014 : Friendly - Palestine  	1-4	Myanmar	
30.05.2014 : A.C Cup  - Palestine   	1-0	Philippines	
27.05.2014 : A.C Cup  - Palestine   	2-0	Afghanistan	
23.05.2014 : A.C Cup  - Maldives    	0-0	Palestine	
21.05.2014 : A.C Cup  - Myanmar	    	0-2	Palestine

The 102 ranked Palestine just lost to Japan 0-4 on 25th September in Incheon ASIAN GAMES 2014 before losing singapore 1-2 but won against Oman and Tajikistan 2-0 and 2-1 Margin.

While 158 rank Koeverman's Indian Team lost 0-2 and 0-5 to Jordon and UAE in Asian Games 2014 and Drew 2-2 against Bangladesh on 5th march at Goa in teir last Friendly Match, before that India played Nepal and Phillipines on November 2013 where they beat Nepal 2-0 and drew Phillepines 1-1.

We can see in siliguri Musab al- Battat, Tamer Salah, Abdullah Jaber, Musa Hilal, Ahmed Maher, Mahmoud Abu Warda who played well for the Palestine team in Asian Games and AFC Challenge cup as all they are coming to India to play friendly match at silliguri. Palestine will play China, Uzbekistan and Pakistan later after India visit.

The other probable team members of Palestine's 26 men squad are --

Tawfiq Abu Hammad
Khader Abu Hammad
Haitham Dib
Khaled Salem
Husam Abu Saleh
Mourad Ismail
Hisham Al-Salhi
Ismail Amour
Ahmed Miari
Abdul Hamid Abuhabib
Adham Abu-Royce
Ahmed Harbi Hossam Valley Tamer Salah Raed Fares Abu Musa Islands
Rami Hamada
Abdul Latif Albhadara
Noman Ashraf
Sheikh Mahmoud Kassem
Ahmed Salama.

No continuing as India Coach, declares Koevermans

06.10.2014: The Indian National Coach Wim Koevermans quits from his post as he declares that he will not going to continue as the Coach of the Indian National Team any more. Wim Koevermans declares his inability just after the conclusion of the International freindly match against Palestine at Siliguri. The Dutchman also denies the offer of AIFF's Technical Director due to some personal reasons. Koevermans' contract as the National Coach with AIFF ends on October 31, 2014.

Wim Koevermans - coach India team and all results TODAY INDIA LOST 2-3 TO PALESTINE FRIENDLY AT SILLIGURI == SCROLL DOWN TO READ Koevermans (2012-2014 India Team's all Results)

Win Kovermans was given a gaurd of honour by the Indian National team just after the match. While interacting Kovermans said, "I have thoroughly enjoyed my stint and stay in India. It was a nice gesture by the Players,"

The footballers of the Indian Team got emotional hearing that National Coach Wim Koevermans won't be continuing as the National Coach or take up the post of the future Technical Director of All India Football Federation. The Indian captain Sunil Chetri said, ďHe came across as someone who was a rare combination of being very knowledgeable and hard working at the same time. It's always been a pleasure working under him. The news came as a shock for me and I wish him luck for all his future endeavours."

Midfeilder Mehtab Hossain in his commemt said, "I was privileged to be a part of his squad. There was so much to learn from him - right from the eating habits to the discipline, the punctuality, all of which isn't that much prevalent in Indian Football," Sources said that All India Football Fedaration will going to seat shortly to finalise the new coach and Technical Director.

THE INDIAN TEAM RESULTS IN WIM KOEVERMAS PERIOD : WIM KOEVERMANS : He resumed his office as the Chief Coach of Indian football team on 1 July 2012. He was signed for a two-year contract.He took over the charges from Savio Medeira who was the coach of the Indian team since November 2011. The Indian national team under Koevermans first international tournament was Nehru gold Cup 2012 August 22 India vs Syria Match . See below the results of Indian Sr. Team under him.
Wim Koevermans - coach India team and all results