India vs Oman 2019 football match result – The Indian football team’s hopes of qualifying to the World Cup has been pretty much crushed after a disappointing outing against Oman. Mohsin Al Ghassani scored the all-important opener in the 33rd minute at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex Stadium and beat India for the second time in the current campaign. Oman earlier defeated India 2-1, in the match that was held in Guwahati.
India has just 3 points from 5 matches and sits at the bottom of the table in Group E which is led by the Asian champions, Qatar who have 13 points from five matches. Oman occupied the second spot with 12 points in the table. There is a 9 point gap between India and Oman and both teams have had 3 matches to play. For India to qualify, we will have to win all our games while Oman will have to lose the rest of their games.
India vs Oman 2019 football match result
Even after this, the runners-up team is not guaranteed an automatic spot for the third round of the qualifiers. With the World Cup out of contention, the Indian team is in the hunt for a third-round spot in the 2023 Asia Cup.
India vs Oman 2019 football match result – India played with a different starting eleven which included Manvir Singh, Farukh Choudhary, and Nishu Kumar coming in for Pritam Kotal, Mandar Rao Desai, and Sahal Abdul Samad in the starting lineup. India could have conceded a goal in the seventh minute when Mohsin Al Ghassani shot over the bar from the penalty spot.
India vs Oman 2019 football match result – Ghassani himself earned the spot-kick after a clumsy challenge inside the Indian box by Rahul Bheke who was beaten on pace by the Omani striker. Ghassani later rectified his error as he fired home in the 33rd minute past the Indian goalkeeper, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu off a beautiful assist from Mohsin Johar Al Khaldi. India had few attempts at the opposition goal but could not pose any threat to the Omani goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi.
India vs Oman 2019 football match result – Stimac is a fan of substitutions and in the first half itself, he made 2 changes with Vinit Rai and Anas Edathodika taking the place of Pranoy Halder who was booked in the 26th minute and central defender Adil Khan who got injured. These changes seemed to have helped India in playing a better second half but they were still nowhere close to Oman who nearly doubled their lead in the 64th minute but the Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet dived full length to his left to block an Al Khaldi free-kick. The Indian team is free for the rest of the year and will play their next games in the next year.
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