Al Mandhar the hero of the match
India lost their first game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Oman 1-2 at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati on Thursday. Rabia Alawi Al Mandhar scored two goals (82nd and 90th) to cancel out Sunil Chhetri’s 24th-minute strke.
In fact, the match will serve as joint qualifying for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023. The last meeting between India and Oman was a friendly in December last year, which ended in a goalless draw. India though has never won against Oman in a FIFA-recognised match.