India will face Oman in two international friends ahead of the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier in June. The India vs Oman International friendly 2021 match will be played on 25 March (Thursday) at Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai. This will be the first time India will be in action after November 2019 when they were defeated by the same opponent in their last WC qualifier match. That defeat left India out of the equation for the 2022 World Cup. They are now playing to finish third in the group, which also has Qatar, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Oman. Meanwhile, before the India vs Oman match, take a look at the head-to-head (H2H) record between the two teams. OMN vs IND Dream11 International Friendly 2021 Prediction: Tips for Choosing the Best Fantasy XI for India vs Oman Football Match.
India has defeated Oman only once in nine meetings in its history. Their last meeting was in 2019 in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier where Oman beat India 1–0. In nine meetings, Oman has won six times and two matches have ended in draws. India’s only win over Oman was on 21 September 1994, the first meeting between the two teams. India won that clash 4–1 but since it has failed to defeat Oman. Take a look at the results of the last five matches between these two teams.
Oman vs India, 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, 19 November 2019 – Oman wins 1–0
Muhsin al-Ghassani’s 33rd minute strike was enough for Oman to secure a 1-0 win and complete a double over India in the WC qualifier. The defeat left India out of contention to place second in the five-team group and progress to the third round of the WC qualifier.
India vs Oman, 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, 5 September 2019 – Oman Won 2-1
Sunil Chhetri put India ahead in the 24th minute and the hosts looked on for a memorable win when Al Mandhar Al Alawi equalized for Oman in Guwahati in the 82nd minute. Eight minutes later he netted the winner to return for Oman.
India vs Oman, International friendly, December 27, 2018 – Match ends in goalless draw
India and Oman met internationally in 2018. Both teams used the game to test their youth, but both could not locate the net and the match ended in a goalless draw.
Oman vs India, 2018 World Cup Qualifier, 13 October 2015 – Oman won 3–0
Both teams were placed in the same group for the second round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Oman won the meeting 3–0. Ahmed Mubarak Al-Mahajari scored the first goal in the 55th minute by Abdulaziz Al-Muqbali to secure two more wins in the interval of 17 minutes.
India vs Oman, 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, 11 June 2015 – Oman Won 2-1
This was their first meeting in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier. The match was played at Srikantrava Stadium. Qasim said that Oman scored a goal within the opening sixty seconds. But Sunil Chhetri equalized for India in the 26th minute, before Amad al-Hosni was put to bed 14 hours later from the penalty spot. All three goals were scored in the first half.
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