Indian hope to qualify to FIFA World Cup has been shattered Oman's Muhsen Al-Ghassani scored the only goal of the night to give Oman their fourth win. India’s Sunil Chhetri and his men has turned into a shadow against Oman despite a must-win situation.
India are now at fourth place below Qatar, Oman and Afghanistan with just three points from five matches. With this failure, India will have to win rest of all games to qualify for FIFA world cup. Igor Stimac's dreams of taking India to the 2022 World Cup are all but over with this defeat.
Last week, India played out a disappointing draw with lower-ranked Afghanistan. India drew 1-1 with Afghanistan in their World Cup Qualifying round match last week, the late equaliser from Seiminlen Doungel in added time being the saviour for the team. The result meant the 106-ranked India remained winless in their qualifying campaign so far.