India lost to Oman in the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier 1-0 after a hard-fought match. Muhsen Al Ghassani scored the sole goal of the match to bag victory for Oman. He scored in the 33rd minute to give a lead to Oman in the first half-itself. The Indian team led by Sunil Chhetri showed some good efforts at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex but could not turn the match on their side. India vs Oman, 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Anas Edathodika Returns to the Squad Ahead of a Do-or-Die Match.
Ghassani made India goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu completely confused and scored the goal. Oman also got a penalty just at the 7th minute. However, Muhsen kicked the ball far and wide off the goal post to miss a crucial opportunity. However, he later scored for Oman to make up for his lost opportunity. There was a chance of a goal for Indian team in the 21st minute. Brandon Fernandes passed the ball to Sunil Chhetri at the far post. However, the ball was cleared. India vs Oman, 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Live Streaming Online on Hotstar: How to Get IND vs OMAN Live Telecast on TV & Free Football Score Updates in India?
India haven't won any of their five matches so far in FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier. India lost an earlier game against Oman 2-1 in September 2019. India's second game against Qatar ended in a goalless draw. India also tied their match against Bangladesh 1-1 while another game against Afghanistan ended in a 1-1 draw. In five matches so far, India have lost two and tied three.
India have now moved to the 4th spot in Group E standings in FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier, followed by Bangladesh in the fifth spot. Qatar lead the points table with four wins in five of their game. Oman, after defeating India in today's match, have moved to the second spot with four wins in five matches.
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