India vs Oman: India captain Sunil Chhetri once again showed why he is considered one of the best striker’s today in football. Chettri got the Blue Tigers in the lead in the 24th-minute of the match. It was Chhetri’s 72nd international goal, which also makes him the second-highest goalscorer among active players. It was when Oman’s Abdulaziz Al Ghailani received a yellow card for a tackle against Ashique Kuruniyan. India got the free-kick, which was taken by Brandon Fernandes. Fernandes spotted Chhetri lurking inside the box as he found the Indian skipper making a run inside the 6-yard box. Chhetri got the ball and one-touch was all it took for him to find the back of the net and give India the much-needed lead going into half-time.
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Here is the video of Chhetri’s goal:
It was the anticipation from Sunil that made it possible.
The Blue Tigers-led by Sunil Chhetri is ranked 103rd in the world and Oman are ranked 87th. After the end of the match, India will travel to Doha to take on Qatar in their next FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifier on September 10, with Afghanistan and Bangladesh being the other two teams that make up Group E. India would hope Sunil stays fit and carries the Indian dream forward.
“We have to play together as a team, and without fear. Getting off to a good start will be really important,” Sandhu said before the match.
“That’s what we do – we play to win. We will play to our strengths, and look to keep the opposition at bay. Hopefully, we can get off to a good start and pick up the maximum points to start off the qualifiers,” he added.