Guwahati : In the opening FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifier match to be held in Guwahati today, India will be facing Oman which is also seen as a litmus test for Indian Football Coach Igor Stimac.
Indian fans are impatiently waiting for their star players to roll out the ball with some magical kicks and goals at the Sarusajai Stadium, Guwahati in today’s qualifier match.
FIFA World Cup qualifier
“Realistically, Qatar and Oman are the favourites in our group. We never won an official (World Cup qualifying) match against either of them. So it’s not going to be easy at all. In Guwahati we are going to give everything on the pitch, aiming to win it,” Stimac, a member of the Croatian team that reached the semifinals of the 1998 World Cup, was quoted as saying by PTI.
India to face Oman in today’s FIFA World Cup qualifier match to be held in Guwahati
Meanwhile, Sunil Chhetri is set to be the lone man upfront in Stimac’s 4-2-3-1 formation. It may be mentioned here that India had lost both their matches against Oman at the same stage during the qualification for the 2018 World Cup.