It was a much-anticipated evening in Kolkata and a derby day, of sorts, that the capacity crowd hoped to end in celebration. Instead, Indian football team put in an insipid, uninspired performance in their FIFA World Cup qualifier match against Bangladesh on October 15. Home fans had to wait till the 88th minute for India to get a goal and draw level.
420 grams look back at the events of the day, examine the tactical approach of head coach Igor Stimac, and evaluate the performances of the players. Former India captain Renedy Singh and ex-international Ishfaq Ahmed provide their take on the game and what lies ahead for the Indian men’s football team.