MUSCAT: The Indian football team was on Tuesday virtually knocked out of the 2022 World Cup qualifying round after losing 0-1 to Oman here.
Mohsin Al Ghassani scored the all-important goal in the 33rd minute at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex Stadium as Oman beat India for the second time in the campaign.
Oman had defeated India 2-1 in the first leg in September in Guwahati. With just three points from five matches, India still remain at fourth spot in the Group E table, headed by Asian champions Qatar who have 13 points from five matches. Oman are at second spot with 12 points. With a nine point gap with the second-place team (Oman) in the group table, India are almost out of reckoning for a third round berth.
India lose 0-1 to Oman, virtually out of contention for World Cup berth