The Indian men’s football team played out a goalless draw againt Qatar on September 10. The draw is a big result for India as Qatar are the current Asian Football Cup Champions. No other Asian football team has managed to draw, much less beat Qatar this year but the Indian team is the first team to draw a match against Qatar in the World Cup Qualifiers. Many people reacted to the draw on Twitter congratulating the Indian football team. Sunil Chhetri also took to Twitter to show his support, as he missed the match due to high fever.
Sunil Chhetri tweeted, "Dear India, THAT is my team and THOSE are my boys!"
Dear India, THAT is my team and THOSE are my boys! Cannot describe how proud I am at this moment. Not a big result for the table, but in terms of a fight, as big as it can get. Huge credit to the coaching staff and the dressing room. #QATIND— Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) September 10, 2019
The Indian Twitter handle of Tottenham Hotspur also congratulated the team by tweeting, "A solid performance!"
Joe Morrison, a famous football presenter on TEN Sports, TEN Action+, and SONY SIX tweeted, "Heroic!! And in front of Xavi no less"
Indranil Das Blah, the co-founder of Mumbai Football Club also tweeted, "Massive result for Indian football. Shows that determination, courage and hard work can match skill and quality."
Massive result for Indian football. Shows that determination, courage and hard work can match skill and quality. Will be disappointed if this doesn’t make the main news in the sports pages tomorrow. Well done, boys. The journey has just begun! #QATIND— Indranil Das Blah (@indranildasblah) September 10, 2019
Sunil Shetty, a renowned actor, replied to Sunil Chhetri's tweet and congratulated the team by saying, "Proud of the team you are becoming"
👏🏻Super proud of you guys and your progress ...Proud of the team you are becoming ❤️.— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) September 11, 2019
Virat Kohli, the Indian cricketer had wished the Indian football team luck before the match with a tweet, saying, "Goodluck to the Indian football team for the game against Qatar!"
The netizens also took to Twitter to congratulate the team and express their pride and happiness over the goalless draw with Qatar.