2022 WC Qualifier: Heartbreak for India after 1-2 loss to Oman


A late comeback by a spirited Oman denied India victory in the FIFA 2022 World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup joint qualifiers with the visitors securing a 2-1 victory at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati.

Skipper Sunil Chhetri gave India the lead, netting his 72nd international goal in the 24th minute of the match.

Oman, however, made a strong comeback in the last 10 minutes with Al-Mandhar stricking a brace to win the match for the away side.

The 24-year-old struck in the 82nd and 90th minute to dash Indian hopes of taking home three points.