The Indian football team will play the first match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers against Oman later today at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati. Ahead of the exciting game, Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri sent a message to all the Indian football fans. He asked the fans to pour into the stadium in huge numbers to support the Indian football team. Placed in Group E, India will face a tough challenge from the teams like Oman and Qatar. India vs Oman, FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2022 Live Streaming Online on Hotstar: How to Get Live Telecast on TV & Free Football Score Updates in India?
The two teams are touted to be the favourites from Group E. Ahead of the game, Sunil Chhetri took to social media to post a video where he spoke about the amazing reception they got after they reached Guwahati. The official account of Indian football shared the video of Chhetri appealing the Indian fans to pour in huge numbers to support the Men in Blue.
Check out the video below:
🗣 "I hope we get a jam-packed stadium in Guwahati!" 🏟😍@chetrisunil11 has a message for all #IndianFootball 🇮🇳⚽ fans ahead of #INDOMA ⚔ today! #WCQ 🌏🏆 #BackTheBlue 💙 #BlueTigers 🐯 pic.twitter.com/xEQnuYaxug
— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) September 5, 2019
Even Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also appealed the fans to back the Men in Blue.
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) September 5, 2019
India football coach Igor Stimac spoke to PTI and said, “Realistically, Qatar and Oman are the favourites in our group. We have never won an official match against either of them. So it's not going to be easy at all. In Guwahati we are going to give everything on the pitch, aiming to win it.” The last time the two teams locked horns with each other was in December last year for the Asian Cup where the match ended with a goalless draw.