Indian National Football Team will be taking on Guam in the preliminary world cup 2018 qualifying match on 16 June, 2015 at Guam National Football Stadium. This is going to be second match for both the teams in the 2nd qualifier stage for the 21st soccer world cup at Russia in 2018.
This is a Group D match and both teams had mixed up first matches results on 11 June as Guam surprisingly beat Turkmenistan and India lost against Oman with a marginal one goal difference. So it is going to be a key match for Blue Tigers for the next matches of this qualifying stage.
Guam is currently 174th rank team in Football world whereas India are at 141st position in FIFA rankings. Visitors will be desperate to register first win in the Group D of qualifier round as well as in the Pacific region. India had brilliant game against strong Oman though team conceded goal in the first 30 seconds of the match. Sunil Chhetri’s fabulous goal gave India the chance to equalize the match but it didn’t happened and India lost it by 2-1.
Guam soccer team coach Gary White also aware of Indian team the way Blue Tigers have performed in recent past and improved the performance. He said, “It’s likely to be a competitive one. Win or perish – both teams would go out to get those three points. We have watched India’s match against Oman and must say that there seems to be a new life in the Indian team. They looked much organised and it will be difficult to break them down.”
The hero of previous match for India, striker Sunil Chhetri has been appointed to lead the team and it surely will boost his confidence for tomorrow’s game. Indian team coach Stephen Constantine has mentioned that team is not taking Guam lightly though they are behind in FIFA rankings. He said, “We are not in a position to look at the FIFA Rankings. Guam having won their last match against Turkmenistan is going to be encouraged, stay motivated and be ready to play.”
Indian football team will be favorites to win against Guam and they have 55 percent winning chances. As Sports Mirchi predictions the expected score line can be 2-1 in the favor of Blu Tigers.