NEW DELHI — New Delhi won its second straight India-Bangladesh World Cup title, beating Thailand 4-3 on Tuesday, and clinching the Indian Super League title with a convincing 4-1 win over the defending champions.
Bangladeshi coach Dhaka Tawangya was ecstatic after the victory in Dhaka, India, where he led the team from the bench for the first time since 2009.
The two teams are tied with a combined record of 13-5-6.
Banglampong coach Haroon Khera was thrilled about the victory and the return of its best player, Dharun Rayan, to the national side.
Rayan is still recovering from a knee injury.
“We have an opportunity to win the title,” he said.
“We are happy with our performance.
We are confident.
We will give everything we have for the title.”
Banglampsi coach Harun Thapa led the side with 13 goals, while Chidambaram scored the only goal of the game.
He was assisted by Chidamba Siyamma, a World Cup player who made his international debut with the country last year.
The final score of the match was 2-1.
India’s World Cup squad, which includes two World Cup finalists, India’s stars including Sunil Narine and Sarfaraz Mian, will face Brazil in a quarterfinal match in Fortaleza, Brazil, on June 12.
Tawangy said his squad had a great effort for a tough World Cup.
Banglsa was without its best scorer in the loss to Thailand, as its leading scorer with four goals in seven games, and two of its top five scorers in the World Cup qualifiers against Russia and the United States.
Thapa said he was disappointed to see his team miss the chance to win an Asian championship title.
The last two tournaments have been played in Dhakas and Bhutan, and both of the sides have lost their two best players to injury.
The winner of the Indian Cup will face the winner of a match between two teams in the final.