Mohsin ul Ghassani scored for Oman in the 33rd minute of the match
Oman defeated India in qualifiers for the second time
The Indian team could not win any of the 5 matches of the qualifiers.
Dainik BhaskarNov 20, 2019, 08:48 AM IST Oman. The Indian team is out of the race to qualify for the 2022 FIFA Football World Cup. On Tuesday, they faced a 1-0 defeat in the qualifier match against Oman. Mohsin ul Ghassani scored in the 33rd minute of the match for Oman. This is the second time Oman has defeated India in the qualifiers. Earlier, he defeated India 2–1 in Guwahati.
The Indian team could not win any of the five matches of the qualifiers. He played 3 draws and lost two. He has only three points from five matches. He is fourth in Group-E. Asian champions Qatar are in first place with 13 points from 5 matches. Oman is at number two with 12 digits. India are 9 points behind Oman and have three more matches to play in the second leg. In such a situation, even if he wins all his matches, he will get only 9 points and he will be equal to Oman in the points table. In that case, his chances of reaching the third round of qualifiers are slim. At the same time, Oman's place for the third round qualifiers is also not confirmed. However, India still remains in the race for the Asian Cup qualifiers to be held in 2023.
There were 3 changes in the Indian team in the match against Oman.
Earlier, head coach Igor Stimack made three changes to the team for this match. Manveer Singh, Farooq Chaudhary and Nishu Kumar were included in the squad in place of Pritam Kotal, Mandar Rao and Sahal Abdul. The remaining three matches of India will be played next year. It will be against Qatar (26 March), Bangladesh (4 June) and Afghanistan (9 June).