FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: 10 Man India Defeat Guam

The Indian football team opened their account in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers with a win 1-0 win against Guam.


Indian players after the match

India, who had earlier lost all their matches in the qualifiers, came back strong this time around to take the narrow win. It was a good start for the Indian team as they found the back of the net in the 10th minute itself. Robin Singh scored the goal to give India the lead with a stunning effort.

The team hung on to the goal and kept attacking in an attempt to kill off the game. However, these efforts received a big blow when Sehnaj Singh received marching orders from the referee in the 41st minute.

First win for India in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

It was an uphill task for India with just 10 players on the field but they managed to hold strong against the Guam team. They soaked up the pressure from Guam but at the same time were making chances in the second half as well. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who started on goal for the Indian team, put together a goalkeeping exhibition and produced some excellent saves.

Sandhu was finally beaten in the 77th minute by Ryan Guy, but the ball had already gone out of play before it reached the Guam player. This gave India the lifeline and after a few chances on the Guam goal, the match ended in India’s favor.

This is India’s first points in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and the team will be looking to build on the same.

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