Despite the defeat, Igor Stimak’s team returns from the Asian Games with its head held high. India started the Asian Games with a miserable loss to China. Later they won against Bangladesh and drew against Myanmar. The Indian football team played the Asian Games after overcoming many difficulties.
Clubs were reluctant to let go of some key players as the Indian Super League started. The All India Football Federation sent the second tier team to the Asian Games. It is a matter of pride for India to be eliminated from Saudi Arabia, one of the most likely teams to win the gold medal.
Meanwhile, India’s medal hunt continues for the fifth day in the Asian Games. India’s medal tally is already 25. India beat Japan 4-2 in the Pool A match in Hockey. In tennis mixed doubles, Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale secured their place in the semifinals.
India is currently fifth in the points table with 25 medals. India has won 6 gold, 8 silver and 11 bronze medals. Hosts China are at the top of the points table. China tops the list with a total of 167 medals including 90 gold, 51 silver and 26 bronze.
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