Bangladesh hold favourites India to 1-1 draw

Bangladesh hold favourites India to 1-1 draw

No goals, no fans, no TV: Koreas draw 0-0 in blacked-out World Cup qualifier

Kolkata/Seoul : Underdogs Bangladesh held the Blue Tigers to a 1-1 draw in Fifa World Cup 2022 Qualifiers held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Tuesday.

Saad Uddin put visitors in the front right before the end of first half as he headed the ball inside an empty goalpost. His goal came after India's no 1 Gurpreet Singh Sandhu made a costly error mistiming his jump while dealing with an incoming ball from the left.

However, India began the second half on a positive note, despite Bangladesh creating chances throughout the final 45 minutes. Deep in the dying moments of the match, Adil Khan came to India's rescue as he slammed a corner inside the goalpost at the 89th minute.

Meanwhile, North and South Korea drew 0-0 in a historic but surreal World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, played in front of an empty stadium and almost completely blocked off from the outside world.

The showdown between the two sides -- whose countries are still technically at war -- took place at Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Stadium with no live broadcast, no supporters and no foreign media in attendance.

Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min captained South Korea in the first competitive men's match to be played in Pyongyang but frustrated South Korean fans, who were not allowed to travel to the game, will have to wait days to see it on television -- after officials bring back a recording on DVD.

"North Korea promised to provide a DVD containing full footage of the match before our delegation departs," the South's unification ministry, which handles cross-border affairs, said in a statement.

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