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Bhutia hails India s draw against Qatar, says it s a great achievement

Former captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Wednesday hailed the Indian football team s performance in the goal-less draw against Asian champions Qatar in the World Cup qualifiers, terming the result as a great achievement . He said the result can motivate the Indian players to have a shot at advancing further to the next round. It was a big achievement, drawing against Asian champions Qatar and that too in Qatar. This match should motivate the players to do well and instill confidence in the upcoming matches (of the World Cup qualifiers), Bhutia told PTI. The boys have played well against Oman and Qatar and if they continue in the same way, there can be a possibility for India to make it to the next round, you never know. But it should not be a one-off performance and they should maintain it in the matches coming up, he added. Igor Stimac s side survived waves of attacks from Qatar to hold the reigning Asian champions to a goal-less draw to steal an unexpected point from their away match

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