FIFA WC 2018 qualifiers: India go down 1-2 to Guam

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New Delhi, June 16: India suffered their second consecutive loss in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers as they went down to Guam, placed 33 places below in world rankings, 1-2 at the Guam National Football Stadium on Tuesday.

They lost to Oman by an identical scoreline in their first match of Group D of the Asian Football Confederation of the World Cup qualifiers in Bengaluru last week.


The hosts made the first strike when Brandon Mcdonald's header went past the Indian goalkeeper. Travis Nicklaw widened the lead by scoring in the 60th minute, almost ending India's chances of making a comeback.

Captain Sunil Chhetri pulled one back in the 93rd minute to make it 1-2. It was his 50th international goal. Chhetri had scored against Oman in the first game as well.

It was Guam's second consecutive win after they shocked Turkmenistan 1-0 in their opening game.

India will play Iran in their next World Cup qualifier on September 8, 2015.

India are clubbed with Oman, Guam, Iran and Turkmenistan in the group.

Oneindia News

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Story first published: Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 14:37 [IST]
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