Indian football team, ranked 152 in the world, defeated Bhutan, ranked 192 in the world, 3-0 in a friendly match at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimpu on Saturday. Sumeet Passi, Holicharan Narzary, and Jeje Lalpekhlua scored the goals for India, who to registered an easy victory.
After a gap of two months, the Indian football team once again took the field today in a friendly match against Bhutan at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimpu. With many star players away on club duty, Indian coach Stephen Constantine took a relatively young squad to Bhutan. In the absence of Sunil Chhetri, the Indian attack was led by Holicharan Narzary, Sumeet Passi, and
India, who are 40 places above Bhutan in the FIFA rankings, dominated the game in the opening forty-five minutes. Bhutan had the opening chance of the
India took the lead in the second minute of the match through Sumeet Passi. A throw caught the Bhutan defence in sixes and sevens, and the forward made the most of it by bundling the ball home. India kept up the pressure, and they scored another in the 19th minute, this time, through Jeje. Pronay Halder found Jakichand Singh with a diagonal ball from the midfield, and he flicked it to the far post to find
Two minutes later Holicharan Narzary made it 3-0 for the Indians, and it looked like a repeat of the success enjoyed by India in their last match against Laos, where they won 6-1. Pronay Halder was once again the creator, as he found
With the match being
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