Guwahati, September 5, 2019:
The first 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match will be held in Guwahati today between India and Oman at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium.
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The 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match will begin at 7.30 pm IST.
This match is considered to be Coach Igor Stimac’s biggest test till date.
Reportedly, Stimac did not have the best start as an Indian coach. India finished third in the King’s Cup followed by a disappointing display in the Intercontinental Cup at home.
Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu said that the team should play as a unit without fear.
The last match between Oman and India recorded a goalless draw in Abu Dhabi in a friendly game in December 2018.
The Asian section of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification acts as qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, to be held in Qatar, for national teams which are members of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). Apart from Qatar, who qualified automatically as hosts, a total of 4.5 slots (4 direct slots and 1 inter-confederation play-off slot) in the final tournament are available for AFC teams.
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