Asian Games: Indian men's football team beat Bangladesh 1-0 in Hangzhou

In Football, Indian men's team defeated Bangladesh 1-0 in their 2nd Group match in the Asian Games at the Xiaoshan Sports Centre in Hangzhou this afternoon. The first half ended goalless with India missing plenty of chances. In the second half, India received a penalty in the 85th minute. Captain Sunil Chhetri stepped up and slotted it in the bottom-left corner as India took a late 1-0 lead. This triumph followed a tough 1-5 defeat against the host nation China just two days earlier. With this victory, India takes a significant step forward in their quest for qualification to the next round. India will next play Myanmar in their final group match on Sunday. Myanmar beat Bangladesh 1-0 on the opening day.
Meanwhile, Indian women's football team put on a tremendous display against higher-ranked Chinese Taipei in a first-round match of Group B at Huanglong Sports Centre but lost in the dying moments 1-2. India took the lead in the second half with Anju Tamang's goal but the Chinese Taipei came back in the last 20 minutes with two quick goals. The next match is scheduled on Sunday between India and Thailand.

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